Wednesday, February 19, 2014

How to Purl Stitch on a Knifty Knitter Loom

Purl Stitch on the Knifty Knitter
Purl Stitch on the Knifty Knitter|Heather Schulte
The purl stitch is a type of knitting stitch. In regular knitting, the purl is the opposite of a knit stitch. If a panel of fabric is knitted one side will have tightly knit "V's," the other side will have a series of short lines. The side with the "Vs" is referred to as the knit side and the side with the short tight lines is the purl side.A purl stitch can be created on a Knifty Knitter loom, just like it is on a pair of knitting needles. As in regular knitting, this stitch on a Knifty Knitter loom creates a finished knit panel that has the appearance of tightly weaved "Vs" on the knit side and a series of short straight lines on the purl side. The ability to combine the knit and purl stitch creates an unlimited number of knitting possibilities on the Knifty Knitter loom.

Making the Purl Stitch

  • Begin by tying a slip knot and securing the slip knot to the anchor peg on the Knifty Knitter Loom.
  • Ewrap the Knifty Knitter loom one time around.
  • Typically, the first loop on each peg of the Knifty Knitter loom is pushed down before knitting off the loom. This leaves room for the next loop to be placed on the peg. In the purl stitch, however, you will begin by pushing the loop to the top of the peg. The loop should be at center or higher.
  • Pull the working yarn across the front of the first peg to purl stitch. The yarn should be under the loop that is on the peg. From the top, slide the Knifty Knitter hook under the loop on the peg and snag the working yarn with the hook. Pull the working yarn up through the loop on the peg. This made a new loop.
  • Grasp the new loop between your fingers and use this to lift the old loop off the Knifty Knitter peg.
  • With your fingers, replace the old loop on the peg with the new loop you just created.

Using the Purl Stitch

The purl stitch is ideal for creating closely ribbed, tight knit. The purl stitch can be used in making hats, scarves, purses and many other projects.

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