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Old 06-07-2009, 05:52 PM   #1
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Purl Stitch Help
I have just started knitting and I am very good at the basic knit stitch. I have tried to do the purl stitch by using videos and books, but I still do not understand. If anyone has any tricks or tips please tell me. Also can you tell me which version is easiest? All help is greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 06-07-2009, 06:04 PM   #2
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Congratulations on learning how to knit!
There are some great instructional videos to learn how to purl right here at Knitting Help: http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/purl-stitch

You will want to use the very 1st or 2nd one, depending on whether you knit Continental (hold yarn in left hand & use needles to make the stitches) or English (yarn is by your right needle, you use your hand to throw the yarn around a needle to make sts).

Here is a site with diagrams, they might help if you can't quite catch what is done on the video: http://www.theknittingsite.com/purl.htm

Good luck!
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To make a purl st, insert your needle from the back to the front, the opposite of inserting for a knit stitch. Then wrap the same direction you do when making a knit, and pull it through to the back. It may take you some practice to get it to go right, but that's how we all learned.
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