Purl - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |pɜːrl|  American pronunciation of the word purl
Brit.  |pɜːl|  British pronunciation of the word purl


- gold or silver wire thread
- a basic knitting stitch made by putting the needle through the front of the stich from the righthand side
- flow in a circular current, of liquids (syn: eddy, swirl, whirl, whirlpool)
- make a murmuring sound (syn: sough)
- knit with a purl stitch
- edge or border with gold or silver embroidery
- embroider with gold or silver thread


Knit one, purl one.

Purl and plain are the two main stitches in knitting.

See also:  WebsterWiktionaryLongman