Purl – step 1
About to knit the fifth stitch in the row. The yarn is at the front of the work and at the moment there are four stitches on the right-hand needle.
Purl – step 2
Insert right needle through next stitch on left-hand needle, taking the needle from right of stitch through the middle towards the front.
Purl – step 3
Wrap the yarn around the right-hand needle in an anticlockwise direction.
Purl – step 4
Take the yarn between the needles and back towards the right.
Purl – step 5
Take the right-hand needle through the middle of the stitch, sliding under the left-hand needle towards the back, taking the yarn with you – it’s now forming a loop on the right-hand needle.
Purl – step 6
Slip the original stitch off the left-hand needle, leaving the new loop (now the stitch) on the right-hand needle. There are now five stitches on the right-hand needle