pfb (Purl Increase)

A purl increase is made by purling into the front and back of a stitch. Use of this stitch allows the knitter to increase while maintaining the established pattern. Try this increase the next time you are faced with increasing into a purl stitch and give your knitting a professional touch!

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  1. Gretchen Ackerson
    Posted January 15, 2013 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    Just watch the purl increase video. So simple, but I am not sure I could have figured it out myself.

    Love your website. Yours is the only one I use for help. Thanks so much.

  2. Posted January 15, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    Aw shucks, thanks!

  3. Mona G
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    OMG! Cant tell you how long i have been doing this increase incorrect.

  4. Posted January 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    It will be our secret!

  5. dorothy haller
    Posted May 22, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    am knitting an anchor dishcloth pattern from Lily and have to purl a front, back and front increase. Thanks for the help.

  6. Posted May 22, 2013 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    Happy to be of help!

  7. sue
    Posted July 29, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    I had no idea this was so easy. I’ve ripped out my purl increases so much, I was ready to give it up completely. Thank you. I finally get. No more ripping out!

  8. Posted July 30, 2013 at 4:53 am | Permalink

    Glad I could help!

  9. Sarah
    Posted August 3, 2013 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    Thanks so much for the video! The book I have just wasn’t doing an adequate job of explaining this, but your video made it really easy to understand. Thanks again!

  10. Posted March 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Making the building blocks afghan. Your videos are so helpful and clear. thanks Barbara

  11. Posted March 16, 2014 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for growing your skills with me!

  12. Posted August 21, 2014 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Honestly you offer fantastic videos just love them. You have saved me more than once!
    Thanks for taking your time in producing it.

  13. Judith Hunt
    Posted March 29, 2015 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    Wow! Just like the other poster…yours is the only website I use for help!
    What is really awesome, though, is the way it is SO well organized. No floundering around searching for different stitches and techniques as I used to do before I found your site.
    Thank you so much for a wonderful site. It keeps my advancing in my knitting without frustration.

  14. Posted March 29, 2015 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    Happy to be of help!

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