Vertical Double Decrease - VDD

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This decrease is incredibly handy when you want to decrease 2 instead of just one.  It is also truly vertical - neither left or right leaning. A very useful stitch in your knitting arsenal.


Pattern Abbreviation:  VDD

 

 

To work this decrease:


Vertical Double Decrease

 

Step 1:  Insert right needle through the first 2 sts on the left needle as if to knit ....

Vertical Double Decrease

 

...and slip both together to the right hand needle.

Vertical Double Decrease

 

Step 2: Knit the next stitch.

Vertical Double Decrease

 

Step 3: Insert the left hand needle through the front of the 2 slipped stitches and...

Vertical Double Decrease

 

... and pull the slipped stitches over the knitted stitch.

Vertical Double Decrease

 

Appearance of completed stitch.

Vertical Double Decrease

 

Appearance of completed fabric.