HOW TO PURL STITCH with Kristen from Studio Knit


How PURL Stitch in Knitting. Hi, Guys! I’m
Kristen and Welcome to Studio Knit. Okay, now that you have your knitting rows, it is time to flip it and we are going to PURL. You probably have heard this term PURL and it’s actually spelled P U R L. We can get way more into the etymology and the history of purling but let’s not do that in this video, let’s just jump right into the technique on
how knitting and purling are similar yet different. Here we go. I encourage you to think of the Purl stitch
as an inverted Knit stitch. So, in your knitting, for each stitch, there is a Knit and Purl
side. You can think of it like the head and tail
of a coin. Each Stitch (the coin) it has a Knit side (like the head) and a Purl side
(like the tail). Knit Stitch Patterns. With your current knitting swatch, as you
have been knitting every row, you have actually been creating what is called the Garter Knit Stitch Pattern. Today, you will Purl one entire row, and then you’ll be knitting the next, creating the Stockinette Knit Stitch Pattern. Oh, you’re
getting fancy now! Go ahead and just watch me do the Purl Stitch one time and then we’ll do it together afterward. PURL STITCH STEP 1 Hold the knitting needle with the stitches
on it in your left hand. And then hold the knitting needle without
any stitches on it in your right hand. With your yarn in the front of your work,
insert the right needle from back to front of the first stitch, or you can think of it
as straight into it. Your right knitting needle is now resting over your left needle. PURL STITCH STEP 2 Starting with your yarn in the front, wrap
your yarn around the right side of that right needle in a counter-clockwise direction, finishing with your yarn in the front of your needles again. PURL STITCH STEP 3 Slide the right needle down and bring its
point from front to back of the stitch, bringing the yarn with it. And PURL STITCH STEP 4 Slip the old stitch off the left needle. And
now the new stitch is on your right needle. And if you’re excited that today you’re purling,
go ahead and LIKE UP this video, it really helps me out. So let’s do it together. PURL STITCH STEP 1 Hold your knitting needle that has stitches
on it in your left hand. And then hold the knitting needle that does
not have any stitches on it will be in your right hand. With your yarn in the front of the work, hold
it right in the front, insert your right needle from the back to the front of this first stitch.
You can also think of it as going straight into it. Your right knitting needle is now
resting on top of your left needle. STEP 2 Starting with your yarn in the front, wrap
your yarn around the right side of your right needle here in a counter-clockwise direction,
finishing with the yarn in the front of your needles again. STEP 3 Slide the right needle down bringing the point
from front to back of the stitch, and bring the yarn with it. STEP 4 Slip the old stitch off the left needle. Now
your new stitch is on your right needle. Let do it again together. PURL STITCH STEP 1 Holding your yarn in the front, insert your
right needle into that stitch. Your right knitting needle is now resting on top of your
left. STEP 2 Have your yarn in the front, and we’re wrapping
it around the right side of your right needle in a counter-clockwise direction, finishing
with your yarn in the front of your needles again. STEP 3 Slide the right needle down, bring the point
from front to back of the stitch, bringing the yarn with it. And STEP 4 Slip that old stitch off the left needle. And
now we have two purl stitches on the right needle. Let’s do it one more time together.
You ready? STEP 1 Make sure your yarn is in the front of your
needles, that is very important in purling. And we’re going to take the right needle straight
into the stitch. STEP 2 Wrap the yarn around counter-clockwise, finishing
with it in the front. STEP 3 Slide that right needle down, and bring yarn
along with it. And STEP 4 Slip that old stitch off the left needle. And
now we have three purl. So, I encourage you to do the PURL Stitch
all the way down this row. And your next row will be all the knit stitch. And then go back
to the PURL Stitch. And you will have a new knit stitch pattern in your repetoire, the
Stockinette Stitch. ACTION ITEM OF THE DAY. Knit the PURL Stitch
on every other row creating that Stockinette Knit Stitch pattern. Tomorrow, Day 12, we’re
going to take a look at Knit Stitch Patterns that you can create with combinations of the
KNIT and PURL Stitch Techniques. You can take out that Knitting Series Planner and check
off Day 11. Okay, congratulations! You are not only a knitter, now you’re a purler. And
let me tell you, knitting and purling put together makes some really cool knitting patterns
and that’s what we’re going to talk about in the next video. We’re already at Patterns,
you guys, this is very cool. So, thank you so much for watching and I will see you guys
next time. Bye!

20 thoughts on “HOW TO PURL STITCH with Kristen from Studio Knit

  • Hey, #EarlySquad! Hope you have fun creating the beautiful Stockinette Knit Stitch Pattern after you learn how to PURL. And, yes, you're getting fancy, now!

  • I just want to tell you thank you so much for you videos! They made my day.. I’ve been teaching my self how to knit and me and my boyfriend are going to college soon and I want to make us a blanket for school and your videos have taught me everything I needed to know.. so thank you.. your videos have helped a girl with extreme anxiety learn a great coping mechanism and made.. really helped thank you

  • THANK YOU SO MCH!!!!I had been through a few videos and was about to give up when I found yours. It's so easy to understand and follow. Your voice is kind, calming and understandable. I am now a new follower and so I can't wait to learn more, I'm 48 and I gotta tell you when I Purled the first three and I was as excited as a young girl! God Bless and Thanks again

  • 😭 you're so kind because always explained everything very detail and practice it very slowly. 😍 Thank you so much. It's fun to watch all of your knitting tutorial videos. 👋😊 send a lot of heart from Indonesia~ 😘 (I'm sorry because my English isn't fluently 😅)

  • ive been trying to figure this out for DAYS and finally got it thanks to your video!!! thank you so much!!! <3

  • Thank you for these videos. My mom recently passed and I inherited a bunch of her half finished knitting projects. I hope to finish them. But, I crochet. I hope your videos will help. Will keep you posted.

  • Oh my goodness, I was struggling with this. I crochet and am just trying to teach myself to knit. THANK YOU for this video, I can do this now!

  • I DID IT!!!! This might not seem so exciting but I've learned knitting when I was 10 and I never got the purl stitch right. I'm now 19 and thought it might be fun if i started again and thanks to this video I finally did it!!!

  • What happens if you wrap the yarn the other way? Like you start with the yarn to the front but wrap it down and to the right instead of up and to the left? Because I think that's what I've been doing.

  • Where did you get your wooden needles in this video?? I've looked at the bamboo "clover brand" you can get them at Michael's abs JoAnn fabrics and they look super cheap and flimsy. I'd love a good sturdy pair of wooden ones. Thanks! Love your channel btw xo

  • Thank you very much for this video. I learned how to knit recently here on yotube since was initially a crochter and I found purling a little bit difficult but with your video, I have seen the trick which makes purling a bit different from knitting. 👍

  • So glad I found this video. I am brand new to knitting and got the knit stitch down. I learned purling today. I was getting confused because I thought purling only would make the stockinette pattern. I didn't realize you had to do every other row. (I didn't even know it was called Stockinette, that's how new I am). Thanks for the help!!!

  • Thanks For your well explained clear teaching. I am new to knitting but i am very clever at crochet. Now i like to learn knitting also. So please send your lessons as they are ver clear.. May god bless you.

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