What is knit purl?

What does knit and purl mean?

Knitting What You See

Sometimes you will see the instruction in a pattern to “knit the knits and purl the purls as you see them” or K the Ks and P the Ps. … All this means is that you’re knitting the opposite of the row you just knit. In other words, you should knit the stitches that look like they were just knit.

What does it look like if you purl every row?

A purl stitch looks just like the back of a knit stitch. If you purl every row, you get a bumpy texture, which is exactly like a knitted garter stitch. Slide the right needle down, and then bring the tip from front to back through the stitch, bringing the yarn with it.

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