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Oh friends. Today, I had a breakthrough. Though technically it could have partly happened yesterday. I was sitting at knitting group last night and noticed that the gal next to me was knitting right to left (as opposed to left to right), and I blurted out “you’re knitting backwards!”

I’d heard of this backwards knitting phenomenon, but it wasn’t until last night that I realized that if you can knit backwards, you don’t have to purl.

Maybe you don’t have the aversion to purling that I do, but this, my friends, this is revolutionary. Not having to purl? GENIUS. I’m so thrilled. Even better, I had the opportunity to test it out today while I was in a very long (though very productive, both in terms of knitting output and business conducted) meeting.

It worked like a dream. Or it would have if the project I’d been working on had been more stockinette stitch, but whatever, I figured it out, I did it, I will never have to purl again! Okay so maybe I’ll just have to purl less. This is still a win in my book.

For anyone interested in trying out this technique yourself, check out this video by The Knit Witch.

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2 replies

  1. That is so cool! I don’t have anything against purling, but I’m definitely going to have to put that into use, just because it’s so awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I don’t know why I dislike purling so, I just know that every time I come to an all-purl row, I suddenly have to wash my car or try to reinvent the wheel or something. ๐Ÿ˜€

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