Stop Turning! Knitting & Purling Backward (NEW!)
Saturday, August 6, 2022
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session Type:
3-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Patty Lyons
Knitting, Tips & Techniques
Class Details:

My favorite knitting trick is to stop turning! If you hate purling, or are unhappy with your uneven tension, or simply aren’t crazy about flipping that 400-stitch basketweave afghan around every time it’s time to do a WS row, learn the joy of never turning! We will learn how to put the knit stitch and the purl stitch in reverse as well as learn basic decreases, short rows, and picking up stitches backward. Knitting and purling backward is great for entrelac, bobbles, short rows, and chart work.

Technique Requirements: Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, make simple increases & decreases, and be able to work them without supervision.


Cast on 20 stitches, work in stockinette for three rows, ending with a RS row (ready for a WS row). No garter edge.

Supplies for Class:

Any worsted- or chunky-weight, non-splitty yarn. Whatever needle works with your yarn.

Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):