How to Purl Stitch (p) - Knitting Tutorial

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In this tutorial, you'll learn how to do purl stitch.

 


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Step-by-step

Tip: Ensure when knitting purl stitches, working yarn is always at the front of your work.

1) Insert right needle downwards through the front of the first stitch. Ensure right needle is in the front.
2) With yarn in front, wrap it anti-clockwise around tip of right needle.
3) With tip of right needle, draw a loop by going up through and out of the left stitch, bringing right needle away from you.
4) Slide the left stitch off its needle. Tighten yarn. You have created your first purl stitch on your right needle.
5) Repeat 1-4 until row is finished.
6) To start a new row, hold work in your left hand and repeat steps, ensuring working yarn is at the front.

 

And that’s how you do a purl stitch!

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