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Grab your needles and yarn and get ready to knit baby gifts, blankets, hats, scarves, and more.
You Will Need
- Your knitting project, with the appropriate number of "cast on" stitches
Hold your started project in your left hand, and the empty needle in your right. Position the left needle so the cast-on stitches run along its right side, and the yarn trails away to your right.
Insert right needle
From above, insert the right needle into the first stitch at the top of the left needle. The right needle should be pointing toward you and passing over, not under, the left needle.
With your right hand, wrap the yarn counterclockwise around the tip of the right needle, creating a loop. The yarn should be crossing over the right needle and pulled back to the right.
Keeping the yarn taut with your right hand, dip the tip of the right needle down to catch the bottom edge of the loop you just formed. In one fluid motion, push the edge of yarn back through the stitch on the left needle while pulling the left needle free of the stitch. Guess what? You've just purled.
Now repeat the process on the remaining row of cast-on stitches, always remembering to insert your right needle into the stitch from above and to keep your yarn in front of the needles. When you get to the end of the row, switch hands and repeat.