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Re: purling
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: July 29, 2009 07:00PM

Technically, the purl stitch should not take any more yarn than the knit stitch but I know that many knitters have a looser tension with the purl stitch -- in which case for them it will take more yarn. (Some knitters have a looser tension with the knit stitch.)

I find that my stitches are more likely to want to jump off my dpns if I am changing stitches back and forth between purl and knit. Also, I think that the different maneuvering we do with the purl versus the knit stitch may be affecting what you experience. And the different maneuvering is true whether one throws or picks the yarn.

Subject Written By Posted
  purling knittingmom 07/29/2009 03:37PM
  Re: purling Mother Hen 07/29/2009 05:03PM
  Re: purling KT 07/29/2009 07:00PM
  Re: purling Alex 07/29/2009 11:39PM

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