Week 1: Purl

English Style Purl:

1. Hold your working yarn at the front of your work.

2. Insert your right handed needle  from back to front through the front leg of the stitch on your left needle.

3. Going over the top of your right needle, bring the yarn over and down (counterclockwise) around your needle.

4. Using your right needle, pull the loop you just made on your right needle through the loop on your left needle, letting that loop slide off the left needle.  You should have 1  more stitch on your right needle and 1 less stitch on your left needle.

Repeat steps 1-3 for all of the stitches on your right hand needle or as many stitches as required.

Continental Style Purl:

1. Bring your yarn to the front of your work.

2. Insert your right handed needle  from back to front through the front leg of the stitch on your left needle.

3. Going over the top of your right needle, bring the yarn over and down.

4. Keeping your yarn held down, use your right needle to pull the loop you just made on your right needle through the loop on your left needle.

5. Let the loop from the left hand needle slide off.  You should have 1 more stitch on your right needle and 1 less stitch on your left needle.

Repeat steps 1-3 for all of the stitches on your right hand needle or as many stitches as required.

Note: Continental purl can be a bit tricky at first. Practice  really does make perfect.

That is all of this week's lessons.  Keep practicing over the weekend and if you need any help, head over to the Facebook Group!!

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