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« on: November 27, 2007 02:22:26 PM »

I'm just wondering if there is a "correct" way to purl into the front and back of a stitch.

How exactly does one purl the back of a stitch?  I've been knitting for years and always just fudge my way through this one, but now I'm working on a pattern that uses this stitch a lot and my work is looking messy.

Any help would be greatly appreciated... especially if anyone can recommend pictures or videos to illustrate.
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2007 02:29:46 PM »

i am not sure if i do it the right way, but i did it when i was swatching for a clapotis and it didn't look very terrible. i did the front purl the usual way and the back loop purl the way it shows on the SSP video here: http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/decreases, but in one stitch only.
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2007 03:49:47 PM »

Actually there's a video of pfb on the increases page at KnittingHelp.com here. It's not listed as pfb though, it's under Bar Increase worked form a purl row.
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2007 06:08:07 PM »

Thanks very much!  That was just what I needed.  I looked on knitting help before posting and I couldn't find the instructions... it just goes to show how helpful it is to have a second set of eyes on the job.

I'm back on track.
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2007 07:26:23 PM »

It's awkward to do, everyone finds it difficult. Hang in there and it'll get easier.
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