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Old 04-09-2007, 06:38 AM   #1
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Norwegian purl
How many of you are using the norwegian purl?

I have just taught myself this weekend and think i really like it. It's all part of my converting to continental knitting this year.


Let me hear from you if you are using this method for purling.

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Old 04-09-2007, 09:10 AM   #2
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I don't use it, but I could see where many people would like it. From looking online, it creates a looser gauge on the purl rows.
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Old 04-09-2007, 11:46 AM   #3
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I learned about a year ago when I was in a learn different ways to cast-on class. The instructor was knitting the ribbing of a sock and I was amazed at how fast she was motoring along. I'm so glad that I learned, it wasn't that hard and I see no real difference in my gauge. Currently, I am finishing up a Norwegian sweater for my college age, ~six foot tall son. The Dale pattern that he picked had a simple two color stranded design, but the main body and arms are knit in a two row moss stitch repeat---the body alone is 266 stitches around ---all k1p1 for almost 20 inches in a DKwt. yarn---Norwegian purl has made it all so much easier. Also, prior to learning Norwegian purl, I was primarily a combined continental (pick the yarn up under the needle and knit through the back on the reverse side) purler---now the regular continental purl stitch is so much easier to do and I switch around to meet the situation.

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Old 04-09-2007, 03:10 PM   #4
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Learning to purl Norwegian improved the dexterity of my fingers, and I was able to start purling Continental much more smoothly afterwards.
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Old 04-09-2007, 09:59 PM   #5
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omg, i am SUch a DORK~ I clicked on the norsky purling and thought...Holy Ole, Lena! I have been doing this all along and didn't know it. Then I realized I clicked on the English Purling method, uffdah there is no english norsky purling ( I say norsky cuz I rarely spell norweg..norwige...well you get it)
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:04 AM   #6
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This is the link I used. It has a couple of different types of purling


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