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
First Known Use: 1852
Learn More about purl stitch
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "purl stitch"
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