There are 2 main translations of purl in Spanish:

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purl 1

American English: /pərl/
British English: /pəːl/

noun

uncountable
  • (stitch)
    punto (masculine) (al or del) revés

transitive verb

  • (in knitting)
    tejer al or del revés
    knit one, purl one
    uno al or del derecho, uno al or del revés

intransitive verb

  • (in knitting)
    tejer al or del revés
    Example sentences
    • Purl one, knit one, purl one, purl one - wait, that was a knit, wasn't it?
    • Or perhaps it'll be cyber-knitters, chanting some elaborated version of ‘knit one, purl two’ as they create mythic tapestries or heal rifts in the fabric of space-time.
    • Although, I find it less annoying than a rib - knit 3, move yarn, purl 3, move yarn, repeat - because I always loose track of what stitch I'm on.

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There are 2 main translations of purl in Spanish:

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purl 2
American English: /pərl/
British English: /pəːl/

intransitive verb

  • [literary]
    (stream/water)
    Example sentences
    • The water gurgled and purled, loudly at first, then softly, as a powerful foot-wide whirlpool took shape.
    • Miri could not imagine there was such a beautiful place as the island of Philae, an island amongst islands washed by the purling waters of the Nile.
    • I look out of the window and through the purling drops I can see gutters running with water; I can see the clouds almost black with rain to come.

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