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crazykntter83
12-30-2010, 05:02 PM
I've been knitting for at least 9 years, and I never could get the purl stitch. I used to try and try and try to get it. I hated that stitch. I finally got the hang of the stupid thing yesterday, and now I love it, even more than the knit stitch. It's funny how things like that work out lol.

Jan in CA
12-30-2010, 06:03 PM
:teehee: I've been able to do it for years, but it's not my favorite.

crazykntter83
12-30-2010, 06:10 PM
I used to always dread doing them bc I knew the way that I had been attempting to do them wasn't right. But now that I know how to do them and I know that I'm doing it right, I love them! I guess I'm just weird lol.

Jan in CA
12-30-2010, 07:08 PM
:teehee: I know people who love purling, too. I think they're nuts, but there you go. :lol:

RuthieinMaryland
12-31-2010, 01:55 PM
Hi! :waving:

I wasn't overly fond of the purl stitch early on in my re-acquaintance with knitting but when I learned continental style the purl stitch became so much smoother (and faster!) that I actually enjoy switching over to it!

Here's the video that was so valuable in teaching me continental and her handling of the proper positioning of the yarn in doing purl answered all my questions and cleared up all my confusions on the subject. Enjoy!

And Happy Knitting New Year! :clink:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuRLFl36tDY&feature=related

Ruthie :waving:

hookedonknitting
12-31-2010, 11:12 PM
I always hated it then I learned the norwegian way and I prefer it to the knit too! It is kinda funny!

PinkRoses
01-01-2011, 10:59 PM
I'm like that with grafting a sock. For the life of me, I just can't make my brain understand it. Like you, I've been knitting for a long, long time. I've watched videos, I've tried learning through books, I just can't do it. Makes me crazy I tell you. And I do enjoy knitting socks.
I think you're not alone. Many of us have things that just don't work for us. Glad you were able to get it finally. Maybe I just need to keep working on my issue. LOL

trvvn5
01-02-2011, 01:06 AM
:teehee: I know people who love purling, too. I think they're nuts, but there you go. :lol:

I hate purling. Especially if its stockinette knit flat. It makes my left index finger tired.

Yes, I know I'm lazy.

Mirl56
01-02-2011, 11:07 AM
I don't mind purling so much, as long as it's continuous - like stockinette, you purl the whole row. Hate hate hate seed or moss stitch, can't stand switching back and forth between knit/purl. Ribbing is tolerible if it's 2x2. Hate 1x1.

Jan in CA
01-02-2011, 02:08 PM
I hate purling. Especially if its stockinette knit flat. It makes my left index finger tired.

Yes, I know I'm lazy.

It's not laziness if it makes you hurt. I avoid flat knit sweaters for that reason. Actually I sometimes avoid anything in flat knit stockinette. :doh:

TEMA
01-06-2011, 05:55 PM
I'm not a fan of the purl stitch either... It just feels awkward to do.
I don't mind ribbing as I seem to be able to get into a rhythm with it but doing purl flat for stst is a royal pain.
Hence my love of knitting in the round! :)
TEMA:knitting:

Mokumegane
01-06-2011, 08:37 PM
Knit or purl, I don't care... However, just creating an item with the purl stitch showing on the outside.. not for the reason of having a cabled texture or something but to showcase the purl stitch... yeah, I don't like that. I'm not a fan of the view of the "wrong side" of knitted work, really.

Mokumegane
01-06-2011, 09:51 PM
It's not laziness if it makes you hurt. I avoid flat knit sweaters for that reason. Actually I sometimes avoid anything in flat knit stockinette. :doh:


Speaking of... I saw this pattern on Knitty and while the hat isn't something I'll wear every day, I LOVE the stitch they use for it! I want to use the stitch on something else, actually...

Here's the stitch pattern:

Texture Pattern (Worked over an even number of sts):
Row 1 [RS]: K1, [k2tog] to last st, k1.
Row 2 [WS]: [K1, m1] to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 3 [RS]: K all sts.
Row 4 [WS]: K1, p to end. Note that changes of color are always made at the beginning of this row!
Repeat Rows 1-4 for Texture Pattern.