The Purl Stitch Continental Method


Yarn is held in left hand. The left index finger—or middle finger, as I demonstrate—is used to push the yarn down and to the right, where the right needle can merely push it back through the stitch.

Holding the yarn in the left hand offers a great advantage in terms of efficiency alternating between knitting and purling. View the Ribbing videos (see stitch patterns) to observe this as compared to English.

Categories: purl stitch, getting started