The Purl Through the Back Loop Stitch (P tbl)

About this Stitch Pattern

The Purl Through the Back Loop stitch is a variation of the purl stitch. It creates a twisted stitch by turning the stitch while you are working. It is abbreviated as P tbl.

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Stitch Pattern Instructions

  • Step 1: Insert working needle into the back loop of the stitched to be worked from back to front.
  • Step 2: Yo needle in stitch.
  • Step 3: Draw loop through stitch.
  • Step 4: Transfer stitch to main needle.

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