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What is "Purl Stitch" - Definition & Explanation

a commonly used stitch in knitting
  • purl: a basic knitting stitch
  • make with purl stitches
  • A basic stitch used in weft knitting, which produces knit fabrics that have the same appearance on both sides. The purl stitch is frequently used in combination with the jersey and rib stitches to produce a knitted fabric design. Sweaters, knitted fabrics for infants and children's wear, knitted fabrics for specialized sportswear, and bulky knit fabrics are commonly made using the purl stitch.

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