The Purl stitch is one of two primary stitches used in knitting, the other being the Knit stitch. It is the obverse and reverse of the knit stitch, meaning if you were to watch your hands in the mirror as you created a purl stitch, it would appear as if you were creating a knit stitch. The way you create a purl stitch varies depending on which of the knitting methods is used:

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