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purl stitch

noun

Definition of PURL STITCH

:  a knitting stitch usually made with the yarn at the front of the work by inserting the right needle into the front of a loop on the left needle from the right, catching the yarn with the right needle, and bringing it through to form a new loop — compare knit stitch

Origin of PURL STITCH

1purl
First Known Use: 1852

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