I am new to knitting and am trying to make a small tote bag. Pattern from DIY network: Edith’s small tote bag. Wondering what purliwise means. I figured out how to cable cast on adn now I’m stuck.

Thanks for your help. :??

Hi Helenknitster,

Purlwise essentially means as if to purl. There’s a good video on this site that describes how to slip purlwise. It can be found here: http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/slip-purl-wise-continental

Essentially you insert the needle from right to left down into your stitch and then do whatever you need to do with it.