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judye
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Posted - 09/22/2010 :  09:23:59 AM  Show Profile Send judye a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone:

Does anyone know how to "pick up and purl", not pick up and knit. I have never heard of this and wonder if anyone has come across it.

thankx

judye

minh
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Posted - 09/22/2010 :  4:18:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit minh's Homepage Send minh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have used "pick up and purl" before to keep an established ribbing pattern (it must have been the thumb for a pair of mittens or something). I just picked up the stitch and purled it through the back loop.

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Black Sheep
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Posted - 09/23/2010 :  10:47:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit Black Sheep's Homepage Send Black Sheep a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Another "misnomer" if you ask me. Instead of the two-part instruction 1)Pick up. 2)Purl. I think of this as "purl across". For example, "purl accross edge stiches". It works like a charm!
Linda Sparkman

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Posted - 09/23/2010 :  11:24:29 AM  Show Profile Send Jeri.riggs@verizon.net a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Instead of inserting your needle from front to back through each new loop, as you would if picking up as knit, insert needle from back to front, and thus purl the newly picked-up stitch.
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dschmidt
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Posted - 09/26/2010 :  3:58:58 PM  Show Profile Send dschmidt a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Proof that there is always something new to learn - this is new to me.

Donna in VA

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PCam
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Posted - 09/28/2010 :  5:21:25 PM  Show Profile Send PCam a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm still having trouble wrapping my head around pick-up-and-knit, and now we have pick up and purl?

Oh man!


pcam

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Shalee
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Posted - 09/30/2010 :  10:14:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit Shalee's Homepage Send Shalee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I did a bit of research on this subject about a year ago. I finally decided you just pick up a stitch as if to knit or purl, the first time around. Then you knit or purl the picked up stitch when you come back around. That works for me.

Sharon in NW PA
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