Definition of Purl stitch

1. Noun. A basic knitting stitch.

Exact synonyms: Purl
Generic synonyms: Knitting Stitch
Derivative terms: Purl



2. Verb. Make with purl stitches.
Category relationships: Handicraft
Generic synonyms: Entwine, Knit

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Purl Stitch

puritanic
puritanical
puritanically
puritanisms
puritanize
puritanized
puritanizes
puritanizing
puritans
purities
purity
purity rings
purl
purl stitch (current term)
purled
purler
purlers
purlicue
purlicued
purlicues
purlieu
purlieus
purlieux
purlin
purline
purlines
purling
purlings

Literary usage of Purl stitch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Young Ladies' Journal Complete Guide to the Work-table: Containing (1885)
"... knit four rounds without decreasing, keeping the purl stitch as directed, then decrease as before ; work four rounds between the decrease three times, ..."

2. Young Englishwoman: A Volume of Pure Literature, New Fashions, and Pretty (1867)
"... 4 double, 1 single, repeat 4 timos more from *, joining the figures by means of the purl stitch ; the ends of the cotton are knotted together. 251. ..."

3. The Household Cyclopædia of Practical Receipts and Daily Wants by Alexander V. Hamilton (1873)
"Make a loop, work 2 double stitches, 1 purl stitch, 7 times, 2 double, draw STAB COLLAR. Berlin Wool-work.—The following are the stitches most commonly ..."

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