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11-20-2007, 10:55 AM
How do you slip a stitch "purlwise?" I understand a slip st is simply that in knitting, to slip it to the other needle. Can't figure out what purlwise means.
Pretend you are going to make a purl stitch with your right needle inserting into the stitch on the left. Instead of completing the stitch, just slip it. Patterns specify knitwise or purlwise since the stitch that is slipped is oriented differently depending on which way you do it.
11-20-2007, 11:00 AM
How do you slip a stitch "purlwise?" I think I know how to slip a stitch in knitting, but can't figure out what it means when it says "purlwise." It seems the stitch would get onto the right needle the same either way, knitting or purlwise. How is it different?
11-20-2007, 11:03 AM
Purlwise just means that you will insert your righthand needle into the front of the stitch on the lefthand needle (as though you were purling) and just simply slip it off the needle and onto your righthand needle.
Yes, they are different. When you insert the right needle to purl it comes into the stitch on the left needle from the right straight into the stitch. When you insert the right needle to knit, it comes into the stitch on the left needle from the left of the stitch you are slipping (see pics, knit is first)
11-20-2007, 05:14 PM
It's always easier for me to remember that to knit or to slip knitwise, I insert the needle into the side facing me (aiming the point of the needle away from me) and to purl or to slip purlwise I insert the needle into the sdie that's away from me (so the needle is pointed sort of toward me).