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I Hate to Purl

Projects to make using only knit stitches

Do you have a huge dislike of purling and are looking for patterns where you can just work away in knit stitch only? Or, maybe it's not that you particularly dislike purling, but rather that achy joints and arthritis have begun to make it just too painful sometimes to enjoy your knitting when there are a lot of purl stitches?

Here's a collection of non-purl HeartStrings patterns; i.e. they are just garter stitch knitted flat, or are constructed circularly and use only knit-type stitches.

If you've been avoiding purling, I hope this inspires you to enjoy one of the beautiful HeartStrings non-purl patterns today!

Note: There are a few projects included in this listing that use very little purl; hardly a reason to avoid these otherwise great all-knit-stitch patterns. I've noted these exceptions, just in case you want to avoid them nevertheless.

A Beaded Bias Towards Lace knitted scarf with crochet beaded edging A Beaded Bias Towards Lace
Pattern #A60. The simplest of lace patterns knits naturally on the bias to make a knitted scarf with chic diagonal ends. The bias design is a striking use of hand-painted yarn. Optionally trim your scarf with a simple crochet beaded edge. More ...
Beaded Shamrock Bracelet Beaded Shamrock Bracelet
Pattern #S111. Celebrate luck and laughter in the Irish tradition by making a Beaded Shamrock Bracelet. Quick and easy beaded knitting makes this bracelet a great project idea for gifting friends and family. More ...
Beaded Stress Ball Beaded Stress Ball
Pattern #H18. Squish and roll this beaded ball around in your hands to provide relaxation and quick relief to stress, aching or stiff finger joints. Tiny pressure points of beads have a meditative quality. More ...
Diamond Lace Dress-it-up Scarf Diamond Lace Dress-it-up Scarf
Pattern #A55. Dress up your outfits with this versatile scarf featuring a design variation of trellis faggot lace arranged into diamonds with knitted-to-shape points at each end. Since the scarf is knitted from side-to-side, the colors in variegated yarn will stripe attractively in the lengthwise direction of the scarf. More ...
Easy Asymmetry Wrap Easy Asymmetry Wrap
Pattern #H01. Create a one-of-a kind designer look with your choice of three yarns in this easy-to-knit, easy-to-wear knitted wrap. More ...
Garter Stitch version of Dolly Faroese Shawl Dolly Faroese Shawl
Pattern #H34. This small doll-sized shawl is designed to learn and practice neck-down construction and basic techniques for making a Faroese shawl in the traditional style — except upside down! More ...
Elemental Changes Shetland Stole Elemental Changes Shetland Stole
Pattern #H53. 3 traditional Shetland lace motifs intermix for different arrangements of negative and positive space in this lovely knitted masterpiece. Instructions for a small delicate scarf and stoles in 3 widths are included. More ...
Felted Beret Hats Felted Beret
Pattern #A96. Make a jaunty beret using these easy-to-knit, easy-to-felt pattern instructions. Choose to make in a solid color or a mix of colors for one-of-a-kind creativity! (There is just one round of purl to demarcate the fold line of the brim; hardly a reason to avoid this otherwise great all-knit-stitch pattern.) More ...
Get an Edge to Start Shawl - detail of mitered tip Get an Edge to Start Shawl
Pattern #A61. Start this lusciously fluid triangle shawl with a stunning 10" wide lace edging for a different take on triangle shawl construction. More ...
Moebius ZigZag Scarf Moebius ZigZag Scarf
Pattern #A76. A dramatic shaped edge and reversible diagonal lace stitch make the single-sided moebius wonder even more wonderful. More ...
Norwegian Braid Hat in luxury alpaca blend Norwegian Braid Hat
Pattern #KH04. This roll-brim hat features a decorative Norwegian braid band. Made in luxury yarn, its softness will bring warmth and comfort to body and soul. Coordinates with the #KH03 Comfort Socks Set for a great wardrobe enhancer or gift. (There is just a small amount of purl stitch used to make the braid trim on this hat.) More ...
Pendants Pendants Faroese Shawl
Pattern #A4. Pendants features garter stitch knitted lace of assorted jewel-like shaped lace motifs, yarn over increases and some of the yarn overs in the lace motifs are used to shape the panels and pretty lace shoulders. More ...
Ring of Lace Wrap Ring of Lace Wrap
Pattern #H45. Ring of Lace is an airy, lightweight circular wrap that can be worn in a variety of ways. This design is an example of how a project in hand-dyed yarn can be planned according to the length of color repeat to create 'faux ikat' effects. More ...
Shetland Lace Patterned Faroese Shawl Shetland Lace Patterned Faroese Shawl
Pattern #A5. A lovely shawl in traditional garter stitch lace knitting, bands of Shetland lace motifs of beads, diamonds and Madeira fans. (uses one purl stitch as part of the technique to make the increases that look like decreases) More ...
Simple Beaded Sock-Not Wristlets Simple Beaded Cuffs
Pattern #S14. Four easy styles of beaded-garter cuffs that give you the freedom to explore a myriad of color and bead placement combinations. These cuffs can be worn as wrist warmers or bracelets and on ankles as a dress-up over plain socks. A single cuff makes a chic cup cozy or water bottle holder, too. More ...
The Skinny on Lace Long Scarf in Garter Lace The Skinny on Lace
Pattern #A87. Slimming chevrons and stylized fleur-de-lis are arranged symmetrically in narrow lace bands for easy end-to-end one-piece knitting. Besides the Long Scarf in garter lace shown to left, instructions for a Sash and a Necktie are also included in this pattern. More ...
Spiral Nebula Shawl - front view Spiral Nebula
Pattern #A71. Simple knitting, distinctive shape. Let your yarns be the design. Can be knit in any weight yarn and size — a good choice for letting fancy yarns be the design element. More ...
Symphony V Mobius Symphony V Mobius
Pattern #H71. Symphony V is a different angle on the one-sided Mobius. The project works up quickly on relatively large needles with an easy, reversible lace pattern. The completed strip of knitting with self-shaping angles at each end at each end is joined with 3-needle bind off to create the "V". Super easy, yet intriguing. More ...
Topsy Turvy Beaded Hearts Topsy Turvy Beaded Hearts
Pattern #S15. A bonanza of ten projects using variations on a heart-themed bead design. Includes three styles of hats (only a bit of purling at the tip of the hat), headband, four styles of beaded garter cuff wristlets, sock-not cuffs, and stand-alone collar. Don't worry, the instructions take you step by step in knitting a planned color sequence of beads. More ...
Troika Wrap-Around Troika Wrap-Around Faroese Shawl
Pattern #A41 (black and white publication). Simple "3-ball" garter stitch technique; great pattern for using a mix of novelty and "stash" yarn. More ...

Thank you for interest. I am here to serve you and help keep your knitting a pleasurable experience. If you have questions or need assistance with purchasing or knitting my HeartStrings patterns, let me know. Sincerely, Jackie E-S

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