Vogue Knitting, you fail me!
Okay, so given that I know how and have done Knit through the back loop many times, can someone help me with an explanation of purl through the back loop?
It just seems wrong when I try it. I’m pretty sure that the back loop one would use to knit with is the same one you’d use to purl with, but when I try it, I’ve got too much going on in there.
My main confusion is needle insertion. (I knit English, not Continental, though I’m thinking that makes no difference.) Do you have the front loop lay OVER the right needle as you insert it through the back loop as if to purl, or do you go straight to the back loop and have the front loop UNDER the right needle after it’s gone through the back loop?
Or some other way?
I DID check for a helpful video, but found none (maybe I looked in the wrong place.) I also checked Vogue knitting, SnB and Knitting in Plain English. But it’s neither an increase, decease, cast on or cast off, so it doesn’t get its own special illustration.
“HOLP, HOLP!” As my 2yo yells when I’m trying to change his poopy butt. “I StUCK I StUCK!” (Except he has problems with consonant combos, and leaves out the T.)
P.S. I’m trying to start the new year right by going through the perpetual calendar 365 Stitches, if context is needed. This conundrum is courtesy Jan. 3rd’s, today.