Sunday, August 10, 2014

VIDEO: How to Purl through the Back Loop (p-tbl)

In my last post, I shared my video on how to knit through the back loop. Today I'm going to share the counterpart video, how to purl through the back loop (p-tbl).   Purling through the back loop doesn't look as different as normal purl stitches, but when you flip the fabric over you see that you are creating twisted stitches.  I frequently use these twisted stitches in 1x1 ribbing to make it look a little cleaner and in thin cables to make the stitches stand out a bit more off of a reverse stockinette background.  

What tutorials would you like me to create?  Sometimes if I am inspired enough and have the tools ready to go I might be able to film a video right away!  (More often than not I need to wait for a yarn order and then time when the baby is napping and I'm not in the middle of a move.  Boy do these younglings keep you hopping!)