How to Purl Stitches in Eastern (Russian) Knitting

How to Purl Stitches in Russian Knitting

This tutorial is another step in learning the Eastern (previously known as Russian) knitting style. We’ve already discussed the most common way to cast on stitches, the way to hold yarn and the way to knit stitches when we use Eastern knitting.

Now, it is time to see why Eastern purling is so much easier than purling in any of the Classic knitting styles.

Now, that you know how to knit and purl stitches in Eastern knitting, work several rows in stockinette stitch and see for yourself – the stitches will look exactly like the stitches formed by any Classic knitting style.

With a bit of practice, you will notice that you work much faster than you do when you use the Classic way. You will also notice that your wrists do not get tired as easily. That’s why you can knit longer and finish your projects sooner.

To master all ins and outs of Eastern knitting, consider taking a detailed online course – Eastern (Russian) Knitting Simplified.


The full step-by-step photo tutorial about this method, is a part of the Knitting Collection #5. Once you order your copy of this collection, you will instantly receive a “big PDF” (336 pages!) with this and 46 other tutorials included in the collection.

You will also receive three knitting patterns as a special bonus, so go ahead and get it all right now before you forget 😊


If you enjoyed this tutorial,
here’s something else you might find helpful:

“Matching Cast Ons and Bind Offs” Book

Discover six pairs of cast on and bind off methods that form identical edges on projects worked flat and in the round.

“Neat Side Edges” Book

Learn twelve ways to make side edges of a knitted project nice and tidy. Plus, ways to fix side edges, and a way to improve edges of finished projects.


Happy knitting!

Maryna Shevchenko - www.10rowsaday.com

How to Purl Stitches in Russian Knitting
 | 10 rows a day
How to Purl Stitches in Russian Knitting
 | 10 rows a day
How to Purl Stitches in Russian Knitting
 | 10 rows a day