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Reversible super-squishy, self-pleating scarf knit in a 2 row repeat without any purls. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Sabine Naumann. Pictured projects by FrecheMasche and Giskejente. Available in English and German
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- Get the recommended Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Pure 100% Merino Superwash yarn used in the top project
No-Purl Ribbed Blanket
With a simple 2-row repeat of knit and slip stitches, and no purling, this blanket is quick and easy to knit forming a deep, plush texture known as a Cartridge Belt Rib. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Should be suitable for beginners comfortable with slipping stitches. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Purl Soho.
Bias Lace Scarf
Easy scarf knit in a 6 row repeat bias eyelet with no purl stitches that showcases gradient and color change yarn. Designed by Susan Ashcroft. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Pictured project by xstitch. Fingering weight yarn.
Fire Side Chat Baby Blanket
No purling in this easy striped blanket! Texture is created with slipped stitches and knit stitches in a 2 row repeat. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Should be suitable for beginners comfortable with slipping stitches. Quick knit in Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Molly Conroy.
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Stashbuster scarf knit sideways using one color yarn per row in an easy slipped stitch pattern to create colorful look. Sliding stitches and starting new yarn at each row means there's no purling, only knit stitches. Designed by Linda Blakely.
No Purl Rib Scarf
Easy scarf with a two row repeat that simulates ribbing with slipped stitches. Designed by Purl Soho
Pinwheel Baby Blanket
Genia Planck created a simple round baby blanket that is knit in the round (so no purl rows!) with simple eyelet lines. It looks hard but it isn’t. It is easily customizable. The pictured project by elsteffo added a ruffle border.
One Hour Mitts
These fingerless mitts wrist warmers by natalja are knit quickly in bulky yarn on small circular needles or double point needles. That means all the stitches are knit — no purling. However if you aren’t comfortable with circular or dpns it could take longer. Knitters reported the project taking between one hour and and three hours.
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Strawberry Jam Neck Wrap
Designed by Janet Dickerson, this neckwarmer is knit with a simple five row stitch sequence including a pretty eyelet row and no purling whatsoever! It’s a quick knit in super bulky yarn. I will say that you might want to use a larger needle than suggested.
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Cabled poncho knit flat in 1 piece with a no-purl option. Worked in mainly stockinette with a dramatic cabled border, knit-in fringe and a cozy collar that can button up as a cowl. Written instructions or charts. Worsted weight. Designed by Carol Sunday