Your question: How can I tell if I need to knit or purl?

What happens if you only purl stitch?

A purl stitch looks just like the back of a knit stitch. If you purl every row, you get a bumpy texture, which is exactly like a knitted garter stitch. Slide the right needle down, and then bring the tip from front to back through the stitch, bringing the yarn with it.

Can you just Purl an entire scarf?

When you choose to purl an entire scarf, you can choose to either purl or knit both sides of your fabric. If you decide to purl both sides, you will come up with a garter stitch, which is the same result if you knit it.

Do you switch hands when knitting?

You hold the needle with the cast-on stitches and knit them one by one, in the process moving them to the right hand needle. Once all the stitches of the row are on the right hand needle, you turn the work, by switching the needle with the stitches to the left hand.

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