Techniques

“Mirror Knitting” – Purling Backwards

The last two weeks I showed you the mirror knitting techniques of knitting backwards and knitting backwards decreases. Today I have purling backwards for you!

So, to recap — “mirror knitting” is working stitches off the RH needle from left to right, instead of how we normally (in western knitting) knit – working the stitches off the LH needle from right to left.

Purling backwards is working what would be a knit row if the other side of the fabric was facing us. But the purl side is facing, so we are purling backwards. You may want to purl backwards if your entrelac blocks are being worked in reverse stockinette, or in garter stitch.

Next week I’ll show you how to work decreases while purling backwards.

Until then, Happy Knitting!

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