How to Knit and Purl

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The Purl Stitch for the Left-handed Knitter

In our previous articles on knitting for left-handed people, we looked at the basics as well as how the Continental method can be adapted for left-handed knitters.

In this article, we are going to put the two together and show you how to knit a purl stitch, both the “normal” way as well as using the Continental method. This will allow you to create a wide variety of patterns.

These videos assume that you have watched our previous tutorials. If you haven’t, we suggest you start with them: Knitting Basics for Left-handed Knitters and The Continental Method for Left-handed Knitters.

When making a purl stitch, it is important that you remember to keep the loose yarn in front of your work. Then bring the yarn around and over the working needle.

This easy to follow, step-by-step tutorial shows how you can make a purl stitch if you are a left-handed knitter.

As you could see from the video, this method can become a bit awkward as your left hand has to leave your knitting needle so that you can loop the yarn around the needle.

You may find that combining the purl stitch with the Continental method will give you a smoother rhythm when knitting. Just make sure that you pay special attention to how to do the stitch correctly!

In our next article, we will take a closer look at how you can cast on without any yarn tail

Share these videos with someone left-handed and introduce them to the joys of knitting!

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