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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Who Hates to Purl? Everyone?

For some reason, many knitters and almost all new knitters hate to purl. My theory is that perhaps it is because it is the stitch that you learn after the knit stitch. You practice the knit stitch much more and the purl stitch is only that thing you have to tolerate to make a stockinette or other decorative stitch.

For anyone who doesn't know, the purl is done like this:


To make purling a happier event and also to get more practice I stepped onto RAVELRY found two cute easy patterns with lots of purls in them. Also due to my daughter's pregnancy, I'm looking at baby items very closely.
PURL STRIPES BABY HAT
LEARN TO PURL WASHCLOTH

Let me know if these fun patterns help you to learn to LOVE THE PURL. (Got to start my baby hat now)

2 comments:

  1. I don't mind purl stitch unless I'm purling in the round - say in socks. It's a huge pain then!

    I do love knitting baby things...so cute and so little :)

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  2. I can't seem to purl, which is why I gave up on knitting. I bought a knitting DVD because I thought that by watching the process over and over, I'd be able to master it, but it was (almost) as frustrating as golf.

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