how to do the purl stitch once again I’ve just got my single row of cast on stitches on my needle and before we do any work what we want to do is actually pull the working yarn to the front of our work space because we were previously working with it back here with a knit stitch but now we’re going to be working on the front side of our needle and so we want to complement that and bring the working yarn to the front side as well so after you’ve done that you can take up your empty needle in your right hand and this time what we’re
going to do is still concentrating on the closest stitch to the tip of the needle we’re going to insert our needle from right to left now on the front side of the Left needle so find your way through that stitch on the front side and we’re gonna make an X shape now just like we did with the knit stitch but now the right needle is on top of the left needle so with our working yarn here at the front we’re going to wrap it around counterclockwise and then push it through that stitch to the back side and then slip that stitch off of your left
needle completely so now we have a stitch on our right needle so let’s do that again we’re going to go into our stitch on the front side right to left wrap your yarn around counterclockwise and then push that stitch through the back side and slip that stitch off of your needle so purling very similar to the knit stitch you’re just working on the front side of your left needle instead of the back side whatever you’re done knitting your project to your desired length or whatever length your pattern is called for it’s time to do what we call binding
off binding off has done across your entire row and it results in a nice clean finished edge that won’t unravel so an easy and effective bind off method is called the basic bind off so let me show you how to do the basic bind off to do the basic bind off what you’re going to do is knit the first two stitches here on your left needle so go into each one just like you’re doing a regular knit stitch and transfer that stitch to your right needle so there’s one two so when you have two stitches here on your right needle what you’re gonna do is use
the tip of your left needle here and go into the stitch that’s furthest away from the tip so your second stitch here and then you’re going to kind of pull it up and over your first stitch here and then drop it off and now you’re left with one stitch on your right needle and then you’re just going to repeat that so that you end up with two stitches again on your right needle so go into the stitch again just like you’re gonna knit it and now it’s on your right needle and then again with your left needle bring that back stitch up and over the front