Right-Slanting Decreases - Knit Two Together, Purl Two Together

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This is one of the first decreases one learns in knitting.


Pattern Abbreviation:  k2tog, p2tog

 

 

To work knitwise:


Knit Two Together, Step 1

 

Step 1:  Insert the right needle into the front two stitches on the left needle from front to back and wrap the yarn as if to knit.

Knit Two Together, Step 2

 

Step 2: Pull loop through the two stitches and allow these two stitches to slip off the left needle.  You have now decreased by one stitch.

 

To work purlwise:


Purl Two Together, Step 1

 

Step 1:  Insert the right needle into the front two stitches on the left needle from back to front and wrap the yarn as if to purl.

Purl Two Together, Step 2

 

Step 2: Pull loop through the two stitches and allow these two stitches to slip off the left needle.  You have now decreased by one stitch.