Knitting Tutorial For Beginners | How To Knit The Purl Stitch

New to knitting? Do you want to learn how to knit a purl stitch? Well, of course, you do. Every beginner should learn how to knit a purl stitch because this is one of the two dominated stitch techniques in knitting. So, if you want to learn how, check out the steps here.

Knitting Tutorial For Beginners | How To Knit The Purl Stitch

This Tutorial will Help you Learn How to Knit the Purl Stitch

Knitting is a relaxing hobby. It reduces stress and offers a break from our busy schedule. If it turns out that you’re new to this kind of hobby, it is important to learn the basics. Knit stitch and purl stitch are the stitch techniques when knitting any garment. They most likely have the same steps except that they have a slightly different movement. So, to learn how to knit the purl stitch, let’s see this very helpful tutorial I found from PurllinKnitting’s channel.

You’ll only need:

  • A pair of knitting needle
  • A ball of yarn (any color of your choice)


Step 1. Position your needles

First, you’re going to cast on 10 stitches and knit 1 row. Position the ball end of the yarn to your left handed needle, the empty needle to your right hand.


Step 2. Insert


Next, go in with your right handed needle from above into the loop of your left handed needle with the stitches (in knit stitch you will go in from below).

Step 3. Wrap


Take the ball end of the yarn and wrap it around the right handed needle (make sure it doesn’t slip out).

Step 4. Bring through the loop


Bring it through the loop.


Step 5. Slide


Slide your work off of the left-handed needle.


Step 6. Repeat

Repeat the same steps from the stitches you cast on. You can tight in as you go just so the stitches are more even, just pull on the ball end of the yarn to tighten a little bit. And there you go, good job! It’s very easy, just keep on practicing.


You can watch the video tutorial below for fuller details:

Learning the purl stitch is not that hard at all. In fact, it will be your guide in making more creative crafts in knitting. Just spend a little time to practice and you’ll surely be as good as professional knitters. Have fun knitting!


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One thought on “Knitting Tutorial For Beginners | How To Knit The Purl Stitch

  1. James L Worden II says:

    Very nice instruction, but what exactly does cast on stitches mean. It seems you start with stitches that are already cast on in order to learn how to make a purl stitch

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