Saturday, December 15, 2007

My Purl 5 Together Hack

I've started the Lily of the Valley border for my Swallowtail Shawl. The purl 5 together stitches are a big pain in the neck, especially since silk is slippery and inelastic. There have been many times when I have not used a lace pattern because of the dreaded "purl 5 together." Now I don't have an excuse.


Here is my mini-hack...

Insert a tiny crochet hook purlwise (right to left) through all 5 stitches.






Draw up a loop, pulling the stitches off the left hand needle.






Put loop on right hand needle, making sure the stitch is correctly registered on the needle. (Do not twist stitch.)

3 comments:

Ava said...

Great tip! I'm going to use it.

Mim58 said...

Thank you so much! Looks very do-able!

LittleCottonCloud said...

I know your article is rather old but I really wanted to thank you (if there's any chance you'll read this). Your tips are great!