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purlnoun [U]

uk   /pɜːl/  us   /pɝːl/
a ​type of stitch that you make when you knit by putting the ​needle into the ​front of the first ​stitch on the other ​needle

purlverb [I or T]

uk   /pɜːl/  us   /pɝːl/
to knit a purl stitch: Knit one, purl one.
(Definition of purl from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “purl”
in Spanish punto del revés…
in Vietnamese mũi đan móc…
in Malaysian jahit purl…
in Thai การถักไหมพรม…
in French maille à l’envers…
in German das Linksstricken…
in Chinese (Simplified) (编织中的)反针,倒针…
in Indonesian setik rajutan…
in Chinese (Traditional) (編織中的)反針,倒針…
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