Monday, March 14, 2011

Basic knitting tutorial: purl

Today we will put some purls on your needles.
You will recall, from last Monday's post, that the needle that is doing all the work we are calling the 'worker'. The needle that is simply carrying the stitches we are calling the 'carrier'.

Put the tip of the worker needle behind the yarn.

Thrust the tip of the worker needle into the old stitch.

Bring the yarn over the tip of the worker yarn and between the two needles. Bring the worker needle down into the new stitch.

Once the new stitch is on the worker needle pull the old stitch off the carrier needle. You now have a purl on your needles.
Next knitting lesson: We will talk about yarn.
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