Combined Knitting Purl Stitch

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The method I use for knitting & purling has been christened "Combination Knitting" and has been written about by Mary Walker Phillips in her book Creative Knitting and by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts n the Fall 2000 Interweave Knits magazine.

As the name implies, it's a combination of Western or German style knitting and Eastern knitting.

The purl stitch is one of two basic stitches (the other being knit). The purl stitch is basically the knit stitch worked in reverse.

For instructions on how to make a knit stitch, click here.

I. Insert the needle from the back to the front as shown

2. Holding the yarn in your left hand, SCOOP the yarn with the right hand needle.

3. Holding the yarn in your left hand, SCOOP the yarn with the right hand needle (the equivalent of wrapping the yarn under the needle clockwise facing the point of the needle)

4. Pull the new purl stitch through the old one and, in the same motion, pull off the old stitch.

Note: Wait until the needle is seated in the next stitch before tugging on the yarn to tighten the tension of the yarn.

5. Voila! Finished Stitch!

Note: Wait until the needle is seated in the next stitch before tugging on the yarn to tighten the tension of the yarn.

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