Found 2 items, similar to Purl stitch.
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Definition: purl stitch
n : a basic knitting stitch [syn: purl
v : make with purl stitches
English → English
Definition: Purl stitch
1. An embroidered and puckered border; a hem or fringe, often
of gold or silver twist; also, a pleat or fold, as of a
A triumphant chariot made of carnation velvet,
enriched withpurl and pearl. --Sir P.
2. An inversion of stitches in knitting, which gives to the
work a ribbed or waved appearance.
. Same as Purl
, n., 2.
, n. [OE. stiche, AS. stice a pricking, akin to
stician to prick. See Stick
, v. i.]
1. A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of
the thread thus made.
2. A single turn of the thread round a needle in knitting; a
link, or loop, of yarn; as, to let down, or drop, a
stitch; to take up a stitch.
3. [Cf. OE. sticche, stecche, stucche, a piece, AS. stycce.
.] A space of work taken up, or gone over, in a
single pass of the needle; hence, by extension, any space
passed over; distance.
You have gone a good stitch. --Bunyan.
In Syria the husbandmen go lightly over with their
plow, and take no deep stitch in making their
4. A local sharp pain; an acute pain, like the piercing of a
needle; as, a stitch in the side.
He was taken with a cold and with stitches, which
was, indeed, a pleurisy. --Bp. Burnet.
5. A contortion, or twist. [Obs.]
If you talk,
Or pull your face into a stitch again,
I shall be angry. --Marston.
6. Any least part of a fabric or dress; as, to wet every
stitch of clothes. [Colloq.]
7. A furrow. --Chapman.
8. An arrangement of stitches, or method of stitching in some
particular way or style; as, cross-stitch; herringbone
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
, Lock stitch
. See in the Vocabulary.
, or Purl stitch
. See 2nd Purl