A Knitting Journey….Part 3
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Once you have practiced and mastered the Knit Stitch, you are ready to try the next stitch which is the Purl Stitch. It is the reverse of the Knit Stitch with the stitch being formed working from front to back.
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The Purl Stitch:
Purl stitch is formed with the interlocking side of the fabric facing towards you as you knit. If you work every row in Purl Stitch it creates the same fabric as if you had knitted every row, which is the Garter Stitch. If you want to create only the Garter Stitch then you would Knit every row because the Knit Stitch is quicker! Purl Stitch is usually used together with Knit Stitches to form patterns like the Stocking Stitch!
Cast on the required number of stitches – making sure that the stitches are even and that the interlocked row beneath the needle has an even texture. Place the needle with the cast on stitches in your left hand to begin knitting.
Keeping the yarn to the front of the work, insert the right-hand needle from right to left into the front of the first stitch on the left-hand needle.
Using your index finger on the right-hand, take the yarn that is attached to the ball over and around and then under the point of the right-hand needle.
This forms a new stitch on the right-hand needle, slide the original stitch off the left-hand needle
You now have a new stitch on the right-hand needle and the yarn is still to the front of the work.
You are now ready to create the next stitch by repeating the steps!
Complete the row of stitches, keeping the tension as even as possible. All of the stitches on the left-hand needle will have been transferred to the right-hand needle.
Swap the right-hand needle into your left-hand and begin the next row in exactly the same way!
Rows of purl look like this –
exactly the same as rows of knit stitch, forming a garter stitch pattern with horizontal rows of interlocking stitches.
BEGINNER’S STITCH GUIDE:
A purl stitch is written in a pattern as ‘P’ followed by the number of stitches to be purled
exp: P5 or P50 – Purl 5 stitches or Purl 50 stitches
Join me on the 16th of March (Wednesday) as we are going to learn the Stocking Stitch!
Plus there will be a beginners pattern available on my blog (Creative Crochet Workshop)
to help you (and me) practice this stitch 🙂
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