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Old 03-12-2007, 07:37 PM   #5
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I think the reason people get confused is that when you look at your knitting about to start a new row, with full needle in your left hand, if you 'see a purl', that stitch was actually knitted, so many people would think 'I just knitted that, that makes it a knit'.
When it's in your left hand, you're knitting onto the right hand needle, if you are looking at the purl side of that stitch (the bump), that's what they call a purl. Regardless of how you made it, if the purl side is facing you, it's a purl, so knit it. That's what they mean.

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