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The Purl Stitch in English Style

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Taking the Yarn Over
making purl stitch

Bringing the yarn around to make the new stitch.

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Once you have the right-hand needle through the first loop on the left-hand needle, you need to take the working yarn over the right-hand needle, just like you did to make a knit stitch.

The difference, again, is that the yarn is in the front of the work instead of the back when you make the stitch. The yarn is still looped over the work counter-clockwise, starting at the bottom of the stitch and looping around so it is back in front of the needle when you are finished.

Make sure the working yarn has gone between the two needles when you do this, as that makes the new stitch that will go on the right-hand needle.

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