How to work purl stitches

How to work purl stitches

The opposite of the knit stitch is the purl stitch. If you alternately make 1 row knit and 1 row purl it is called stokingnette stitch or stocking stitch.

This is how to work purl stitches:

Figure 1: Hold the needle with the stitches in your left hand. Place the yarn over the needle and your left index finger and keep the yarn in place in the palm of your hand using the other fingers. Make sure that the yarn is in front.

Figure 2: Insert the right hand needle into the back of the first stitch (from left to right) on the left hand needle to make a new purl stitch – remember to keep the yarn strand in the front.

Figure 3: Place the yarn from the index finger over the right hand needle.

Figure 4: Pull the yarn through the loop with the tip of the right hand needle.

Figure 5: You now have the new stitch on the right hand needle, but the old stitch is still on the left hand needle.

Figure 6: Slide the old stitch off the left hand needle and pull lightly on the yarn strand behind the new stitch.

Figure 7: Continue like this until you have worked all stitches from the left hand needle, all the new stitches are on the right hand needle.

You have now completed 1 row with purl stitches.

See this video for extra help

Comments (7)

Glenn J wrote:

Videolänken fungerar inte? Video finns inte står det.

05.01.2024 - 09:37:

Jean wrote:

How do you purl from the wrong side? Pattern - Silver Surfer 236-17 Many thanks

02.01.2024 - 17:48:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Jean, there are different way to purl stitches: Norwegian method, continental method or even UK/US method, choose the one you fee better with. Happy knitting!

03.01.2024 - 15:55:

FREDDY wrote:

Jag fattar inget ting

04.12.2023 - 08:54:

Monnier wrote:

Qu’est-ce 2m.env.ZZ? Merci

10.09.2021 - 10:15:

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Monnier, pourriez-vous poser votre question dans la rubrique du modèle que vous tricotez? Ce sera ainsi plus facile pour nous de vérifier et de pouvoir vous répondre. Merci pour votre compréhension.

13.09.2021 - 09:46:

Lotte wrote:

Super fin video og instruktioner. Jeg Vil glæde mig til at se flere af jeres videoer og vejledninger :-) Tak!

11.05.2018 - 09:04:

Ula wrote:

Bardzo Wam dziękuję za idealne wsparcie! Mam tu wszystko, zarówno proste instrukcje, mnóstwo wzorów z opisami, włóczki oraz link do sprzedawców. Bardzo prosta, intuicyjna nawigacja i dokładnie wszystko, czego potrzebuję, aby po latach powrócić do mojego hobby. Great job!

23.07.2017 - 13:41:

Justyna wrote:

Dzięki Waszym poradom, umiem lewe oczka :) Super! Jaka włóczka jest na zdjęciach i filmie?

30.03.2017 - 13:04:

DROPS Design answered:

Brawo! A to dopiero początek :) Powodzenia!

05.04.2017 - 10:14:

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