A step-by-step tutorial on purling into the row below – including a video
A lot of patterns require you to knit one below. But what happens if the next stitch is a purl stitch? If you are knitting the fisherman’s rib stitch in two colors, you will certainly come across the problem. So in this tutorial, I want to show you how to purl one below (typically abbreviated as p1b).
Let’s dive right into it!
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- Insert your knitting needle into the loop/eyelet right below the first stitch on your left needle coming in from behind.
- Wrap the yarn around your needle counter-clockwise (use the middle finger to tension the yarn).
- Pull the yarn through towards the back.
- Drop the resulting stitch off the left needle.
You can use the very same principles to purl two, three, or even four rows below. Just enter the respective stitch from behind and purl through it. It’s that simple! And the best part, if you mastered this technique, then knit one below will be just as easy!