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Old 10-30-2007, 12:44 AM   #1
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Does purling always feel awkward??
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:46 AM   #2
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At first yes. After a lot of inches, it'll get easier.
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Old 10-30-2007, 01:16 AM   #3
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Yes it does for a bit. It's especially awkward for continental knitters, but you'll get the hang of no matter which way you knit.

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Old 10-30-2007, 04:34 AM   #4
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I find purling a breeze, but maybe it's because I'm left handed and get to do everything with my 'comfortable' hand.

After a bit of practice, it will be easy for you.

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Old 10-30-2007, 09:33 AM   #5
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Not Bad!
I've just been knitting for a year now and purling was really wierd at first and I didn't care for it...BUT...I kept on purling and just finished a shawl for my bestfriend that had a bazillion purls in it, and now it's just as easy to purl as it is to knit!

The more you purl, the easier it will be! Just keep at it and before you know it, you'll be a pro!

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Old 10-30-2007, 09:59 AM   #6
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Hmmm, no? I taught myself to knit on a weekend, then by Monday self taught the purl - maybe it's because I didn't get too comfy w/knit first and dove right into purling? And, I do knit continental, and I really love making ribbing, knit, purl, knit, purl - for me it's all fun!
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:06 AM   #7
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Call me crazy but I love to purl (hence the PurlyGyrl nickname) and I knit English, too.
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:09 AM   #8
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I started English knitting and hated to purl as I thought it felt backwards... When I moved to Continental, purling still felt funny for a bit but now I don't care either way... knit purl...itthey are both pretty smooth for me now.

Just keep at it... you'll pick it up.
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:25 AM   #9
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Purl, knit -- it's all the same to me. Scoop the yarn through one side of the stitch or the other. No biggie.
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:06 PM   #10
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I actually like it too. I know I'm slower when I purl than when I knit, but I don't mind it at all!

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