Category: Cast-Ons

Video: Purled Cast-On

Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate

The Purled Cast-On is the exact opposite of the Knitted Cast-On and is used to add stitches when you're on the purl side of your work.

It looks exactly the same as the knitted cast-on, only viewed from the back.


1. Purl into stitch on the left-hand needle and then place the new stitch purlwise on the left-hand needle.


  1. If you are using the purled cast-on to add stitches in the middle of a project, you won't need to turn your work after you've cast on - just start purling the cast-on stitches.
  2. Purl the cast-on stitches through the back loops to ensure a nice solid edge.

More Information

The nice thing about the purled cast-on is that when you place the new stitch on the left-hand needle, your needles are already in position to purl again, so you don't have to reinsert your needle.

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