Cast 35 stitches upon each of three needles and knit around 30 times in single rib—that is, knit 1, purl 1, alternately.
The stitches should be about the width of the needle apart to allow for the purl.
(Make all decreases at this side, on the purl row in this manner).
Cast on 50 stitches then knit or purl the same amount of rows as stitches.
A little finishing loop called the purl will be formed at the edge.
The purl warms the cockles of Tom's heart, and makes him cough.
Begin by working separately a sufficient number of small rosettes, each composed of six ovals of double stitches and purl.
When you slip, put in needle, as if to purl, from right to left.
But as you work backwards and forwards you must alternately knit and purl the stitches.
Nine shall combine Straichy and purl wilt and borrowed moans.
"knit with inverted stitches," 1825; earlier "embroider with gold or silver thread" (1520s), probably from Middle English pirlyng "revolving, twisting," of unknown origin. The two senses usually are taken as one word, but even this is not certain. Klein suggests a source in Italian pirolare "to twirl," from pirolo "top." As a noun, from late 14c. as "bordering, frills," 1530s as "twisted thread of gold and silver."
"flow with a murmuring sound," 1580s, imitative, perhaps from a Scandinavian language. Related: Purled; purling.