Updated Norwegian Purl Tutorial

I always meant to go back to my first tutorial and clean it up a little but I never did.  I finally found the time and have cleaned up the web version, fixed a typo on step 2 of the PDF version, and added another PDF version to closely match the web version.  The tutorial is available here.

I also realized that I never made any mention of why I learned the Norwegian purl or I don’t remember if I did.  When I first started looking at TKGA’s Master Knitter programs I realized that my ribbing was not pretty at all.  It was quite embarrassing after I saw some really nice even ribbing on other people’s work. I went through a lot of suggestions and a lot of hints but I never really got nice even ribbing with any of these.  The Norwegian purl was my last desperate attempt and it gave better results than any of the other techniques.

My ribbing is still one of my weakest knitting skills in my opinion but there was definitely a lot of improvement.  I have a lot more tension control of the ribbing now and if I pay enough attention I can get it fairly neat. My 1×1 ribbing is still a bit embarrassing to me but I really prefer 2×2 ribbing anyway.

I’ll have to dig out the other techniques I found at some point in case those would help other people trying to fix their ribbing tension.

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