Oh friends. Today, I had a breakthrough. Though technically it could have partly happened yesterday. I was sitting at knitting group last night and noticed that the gal next to me was knitting right to left (as opposed to left to right), and I blurted out “you’re knitting backwards!”
I’d heard of this backwards knitting phenomenon, but it wasn’t until last night that I realized that if you can knit backwards, you don’t have to purl.
Maybe you don’t have the aversion to purling that I do, but this, my friends, this is revolutionary. Not having to purl? GENIUS. I’m so thrilled. Even better, I had the opportunity to test it out today while I was in a very long (though very productive, both in terms of knitting output and business conducted) meeting.
It worked like a dream. Or it would have if the project I’d been working on had been more stockinette stitch, but whatever, I figured it out, I did it, I will never have to purl again! Okay so maybe I’ll just have to purl less. This is still a win in my book.
For anyone interested in trying out this technique yourself, check out this video by The Knit Witch.