9 thoughts on “Purl Through the Back Loop (ptbl)

  1. To execute a p2tog tbl the yarn should be in the front regardless of the neighboring stitches. I am assuming the designer has a reason for purling on a knit row. Hope this helps!

  2. Instructions call for p2tbl but I am knitting from a knit row NOT from a purl row. Where do I place my yarn l? Do I place my yarn to the back of the RN rather then placing the yarn to the front? Thanks for the help!

  3. They are not the same. Purl through the back loop will just twist the stitch. Purl front and back (pfb) is an increase stitch. Check out my video to learn how to execute the stitch. Happy knitting!

  4. Is this the same as purl front to back? My pattern calls for purl front to back (pfb)
    Thanks for all your help

  5. I recently took a class based on the Building Blocks book. The best thing I learned in this class is access to the website knitpurlhunter. Everything I have looked at has been explained so clearly and easy to understand. Kudos to Ms. Hunter and her “happy knitting”

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