Stitchopedia Video & Photo Tutorial

The purl stitch is essentially a reversed knit stitch, so the front of a purl looks like the back of a knit, and visa versa. As with the knit stitch, it’s not hard to learn when it’s broken down into parts. Once you know how to both knit and purl, a whole world of yarnie creations opens up!

Purl Stitch Stitchopedia Video & Photo Tutorial by Jessie At Home - Pin 1

Video

If you can’t see this video, try watching it on YouTube HERE.

You can also watch a short version on Tangi HERE.

Written instructions with photos

Abbreviations:
p – purl

If you are left handed, reverse the left and right in the directions.

Begin with the working yarn in the front.

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Insert the right needle from back to front AND right to left through the first stitch on the left needle.

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Wrap the working yarn over and then under the right needle, creating a yarn over.

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Use the tip of the right needle to pull the yarn over through the stitch on the left needle.

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Slide the right needle up a bit so the new stitch isn’t too close to the tip.

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Slide the old stitch off the left needle, and you now have a new purl stitch on the right needle.

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Congratulations, you’ve now made a purl stitch! Now keep going and make something awesome.

Purl Stitch Stitchopedia Video & Photo Tutorial by Jessie At Home - Swatch

Here are some supplies you may find useful.

Happy stitching my friends.

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