View Full Version : Does anyone else use the Norwegian method of purling?
08-14-2006, 10:08 PM
I just LOVE this method! I can't beleive it isn't a favorite of evey knitter!
Are there any others out there that love it as much as I do?
If you've tried this and didn't like it, why didn't you like it?
I tried it and liked it, but it seemed like my purl stitch was way too loose. I especially liked not having to bring the yarn to the front...useful with something like k2p2
08-15-2006, 04:07 AM
I use it when I don't care if my stockinette is loose or not - If I'm trying to get a firm fabric I tend to use the Combination purl. But generally I hate purling any other way - They're awkward and not as fast for me.
I've never heard of this method. Is there a website that shows how to do it? I'd wecome an easier, and faster way to purl.
08-15-2006, 07:13 AM
Amy has a video of it here (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/purl.php). I don't knit Conti so it's all foreign to me. :-)
08-15-2006, 03:40 PM
My experience is this: it's too much motion for straight purling. It makes my hands tired. It's great if you have a couple of purls thrown in with the mostly knits (I still use it when that's the case).
Otherwise, I found that my speed and tension were better once I learned to purl continental. And my hands were not tired. ;)
08-15-2006, 03:54 PM
I purl Norwegian! I tried the regular conti purl when I switched from English, but I couldn't get the hang of it. I like Norwegian because you move your needle, not the yarn, where conti has that weird bit where you push the yarn with your finger- yuck! I prefer not to keep the yarn as still as possible and do the work with the needles. :)