Once you have mastered the knit stitch, it is time to learn the purl stitch. The knit and purl stitches are the foundation of all knitting and it is the million manipulations of these two stitches that create the wonderful designs that dazzle us!

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  1. Jeannette M. Morton
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 6:05 am | Permalink

    I live in Dublin Ohio. Your Dublin Life article was my introduction to you.
    I am the person you mentioned that has been happy making scarfs and blankets.
    Your videos are wonderful! My plan is to broaden my knitting abilities and make
    other things. I’m looking forward to visiting the store in Old Dublin. I did not
    even know it was there! Thank you for sharing your talents. JMM

  2. Posted December 20, 2012 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    I look forward to seeing you in the shop!

  3. Rani Macias
    Posted September 15, 2014 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    Directed to your site by an individual in the FB Knitting group. Never realized I was wrapping my yarn the wrong way when I purl. Your video set me straight (hah, no pun intended!). Thank you!

  4. Posted September 15, 2014 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    Glad I could help! Happy knitting (and purling), Michelle

  5. Cassandra Ryder
    Posted December 2, 2014 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    My mom used your site to learn how to knit and she taught me the basics, but now that I’m away at school I have to teach myself the rest. Your videos have been extremely helpful! I got Purling down after about 5 minutes with your video!

  6. Posted December 4, 2014 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    I’m so happy your mom was able to pass on her love of knitting to you!

  7. Sara R
    Posted January 28, 2015 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    I love your videos!

    I’m actually working on the building blocks blanket, and I seem to have a hard time starting every row that has a purl as the first stitch. I have no problem purling otherwise, so it’s been super frustrating to get slowed down every other row when this comes up. Do you have any advice?

  8. Posted January 29, 2015 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    Thanks for knitting Building blocks with me! When a row starts with a purl stitch, keep the working yarn in the front and then enter the first stitch with the right hand needle. The yarn will travel under the right needle in a counterclockwise fashion. It seems awkward but will get easier with practice. Keep up the good work!

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