As you may know, the two quintessential stitches you need to learn when you start knitting are knit and purl stitches. If you have been practicing your knits and feel confident to go to the next level, don’t be afraid to start purling! You’ll see it’s not hard and will open your world to a whole more knitting!
What is a purl?
A purl is a knitting stitch, that is essentially the opposite of a knit stitch. You will see it represented in patterns with a P. It is done with the yarn in front of the work, as opposed to in the back as you would with a Knit stitch.
Learning to purl allows you to combine this stitch with the knit stitch to create patterns such as ribbing and stockinette.
Here is a step by step tutorial on how to purl:
Many beginners seem to shy away from learning to purl, and it may seem a little scary at first, but with practice you will be purling away in no time.
If you have questions or have trouble learning this stitch, feel free to leave a comment!