How to do the purl stitch

The purl stitch is actually the exact opposite of the knit stitch. It is indicated by the symbol (p) in knitting magazine instructions. Unlike the knit stitch where the smooth side faces you and the bumpy side is towards the back while you work your way, the purl stitch gives exactly the opposite effect. As you create the purl stitch the bumpy side faces you and the smoother side appears on the...


How to cast on stitches

The first thing that you will need to do after you have purchased your supplies is to search for instructions for the thing that you want to make. This could be anything that you want to make but it is recommended that you start with something as simple as a placemat. This is because you will be able to practice casting on stitches, doing the simple stitches and then casting them off too. Castin...


How to do the knit stitch

There are essentially two kinds of main stitches in knitting. These are the knit stitch and the purl stitch. You can do each of these using the continental method or the English method. The yarn is held behind the work in both kinds of knitting options. The knit stitch is a versatile stitch. It is smooth on one side and bumpy on the other. In most cases the smoother side is used as the outer sid...


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