I hear a lot of knitters going on about how they don't enjoy purling. Why not? I've never quite understood the reasoning behind the lack of purl love. Even from my earliest days of knitting I found that purls weren't that bad. I actually purl faster than I knit. Go figure. I did also notice one day that my purls were a little looser than my knits, however, that was immediately fixed by pulling a tad harder on the yarn during purl rows. Easy fix once noted. So, why are purls so bad? The Polyphonic hat I recently finished for the Musical Minds Collection features mostly purls on the right side of the work (and it's knit in the round, so this means you're doing a whole lot of purling). Is that a turn off? I liked the way it looked with the purl side showing and the man (whose opinion I'm taking in high regard for this project) also preferred the purl over the knit side because of the way the zig zags "sunk" into the hat. I'm not going to shy away from designing something that I like the look of due to knowing purls are less loved, but I'm curious, what do you think of purling? and why? Sometimes I feel like people will just jump on the popular bandwagon and if one person likes to complain about x-thing than hordes of people feel camaraderie if they also commiserate about x-thing. Just a thought.