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Re: P2togbl
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: March 12, 2009 12:32AM

Oh yeah, this is a fun move. (ironic comment)

First make sure that the yarn is in front in the purl position. Now take your right needle and insert it from LEFT to RIGHT through the back part of the two next stitches on your left needle (in other words through the second stitch first then through the first stitch). Already you can see that this is going to be an awkward and tight move. Now wrap the yarn in the usual purl way and pull through both stitches.

Be careful here because the tightening up of the fabric tends to make it difficult to pull the new stitch all the way through. If you are also a tight knitter, the stitch likes to fall off a couple of times before you get it through. Sometimes what I do is jiggle my right needle to open up the two old stitches before I draw up the new stitch. Then, after the stitch is made and the old ones are off the left needle I tug the fabric a little to even the stitches up again.

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  P2togbl Leeann 03/11/2009 10:29PM
  Re: P2togbl Alex 03/12/2009 12:32AM
  Re: P2togbl clover04750 03/12/2009 12:20PM

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