Purl Stitch

Hold the needle with the stitches in your left hand and the empty needle in your right hand. The working yarn can be held either in the right hand or the left hand, whichever is most comfortable. With the yarn in front of the needles, insert the right needle into the first stitch on the left needle from back to front (Figure 1). Bring the yarn over the right needle from right to left (Figure 2). Bring the right needle with the loop of yarn away from you and back through the stitch on the left needle (Figure 3), then drop the old stitch off the left needle (Figure 4).

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How to do the Purl Stitch - Figure 1
How to do the Purl Stitch - Figure 2
How to do the Purl Stitch - Figure 3
How to do the Purl Stitch - Figure 4
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