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Old 08-23-2013, 10:37 PM   #1
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Joining with purl stitch
Hello! My pattern says "join for knitting in the round by purling first stitch." I'm a beginner and learned to join by adding an extra stitch and then transferring that to the right needle and then pulling the prior needle over in order to ensure there is not a gap...so I'm not sure how to join with a purl stitch...any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:55 PM   #2
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Just do it as you ordinarily would but where you would make your first knit stitch use a purl instead. Do you mean that you pull one stitch over the other as in doing a bind off?
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Hi and welcome!
That's right, as GG says, do what you normally do to join in the round by slipping the first st and binding off one stitch. Then go on to the next directions for the round. You're not working that first stitch as either a knit or a purl, but using it as a joining stitch.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:47 PM   #5
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You may not need this but I have often found that when I been a round (or a needle on double pointed needles) and am purling that it looks nicer if I wrap my purl stitch the opposite way from normal. You might like to try that some time.
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