Lesson Five: The Purl Stitch
So now that you have been knitting for awhile, it is time to learn the purl stitch. You actually already know the mechanics... IN, AROUND, UNDER, OFF... but this time instead of working to the back, we will be working in the front. To get started cast on a bunch of stitches and knit one row. In the photos below I have already purled a few stitches trying to find a good spot in the variegated yarn for photos.
First off, when Purling always keep your live yarn in FRONT of your needles. So for knitting it is always in the back, for purling it is always in the front. Go into the stitch from the back to the front. It is more of a downward motion, rather than an upward one. (If you need more help seeing if you went IN the right way... scroll down... I have some more detailed photos).
Keeping the live yarn in front of your needles wrap it AROUND your right needle. It is the same counter-clockwise motion.
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