Knitting 101: How to Knit the Purl Stitch for Beginners

Knitting 101: How to Knit the Purl Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the purl stitch. The purl stitch is the second of two dominate stitch techniques in knitting. The purl stitch and the knit stitch in various combinations make up thousands of stitch patterns.

Materials Used in this Tutorial

A Pair of Knitting Needles
A Ball of Yarn

Pattern Instructions

Skill: Beginner

  1. Step 1

    Take your working needle and insert purlwise through the front leg of the stitch making an x with the needles – your working needle should be on top.

  2. Step 2

    Pinch the needles together and wrap working yarn around working needle going over the top and around the back and finally in between the needles.

  3. Step 3

    Take your working needle and push working yarn through the loop.

  4. Step 4

    Pull the stitch off of main needle and transfer onto working needle.

Repeat steps 1 – 4 until you have worked every stitch on your row.

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