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27 Purl Stitch Knitting Patterns

These purl stitch knitting patterns are ideal for all skill levels.

By: Kathryn Abrams, Editor,
Slanted Ridge Cowl

These 27 Purl Stitch Knitting Patterns are the best of the best when it comes to mastering the art of purl stitch knitting. The versatility and practicality of the purl stitch really makes it a great skill for beginner knitters. You will be amazed at how many patterns utilize purl stitch. Whether you're interested in working up a sweater, blanket, hat, or scarf, you can easily find a free purl stitch knitting pattern and expand your skill set. A lot of people are intimidated by the purl stitch, but it's actually the mirror image of the knit stitch. A purl stitch is simply a knit stitch from the back of the fabric. Once you have practiced the purl stitch, you will be become an expert in no time.

Purl Stitch Knitting for Babies

Who doesn't love free baby knitting patterns? With their squishy cheeks and chubby fingers and toes, tiny babies are simply irressistible. If you or someone you know is expecting a wee one in the near future, why not work up a handmade gift using purl stitch? With love in every stitch, any little boy or girl will be the lucky recipient of such a treasured item.

Knit Purl Stitch Hats

Purl stitch hats are a great way to expanding your knitting horizons. After all, you can never have too many hats and the purl stitch is a great stitch for beginners. You can make a hat for yourself and then make one for your loved one, because these lovely hat patterns will work up in no time.

Wonderful Purl Stitch Scarves and Cowls

Scarves and cowls are such versatile items of clothing. In other words, you can never have too many! Whether they're light and lacy for warmer weather or chunky knits ideal for those cold and snowy days, purl stitch scarves and cowls will never go out of style. Plus, they make great knitted gifts once the holiday season rolls around.

Purl Stitch Shawls

Knit shawl patterns can be worn in so many different ways. The possibilities are seemingly endless! If you work in a cold office, simply keep your purl stitch shawl on the back of your chair and throw it on when the air conditioning really starts to blow. Versatile items such as knit shawls made with purl stitch will outlast many other items in your wardrobe.

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