The SSP is a single, basic decrease, worked on the purl(or wrong)side of a knitting project. Viewed from the knit side, it is a…
Decreases make your knitting narrower by eliminating stitches from a row or round of stitches. Typically, they are carried out as part of a pattern stitch or to shape a piece of knitting.
Our wide range of FREE Decrease Tutorials will take you step-by-step through some of the many ways of removing stitches from your knitting project.
Just like with increases, decreases can lean to the right as well as to the left. Additionally, they can also be vertical.
You will find that there are numerous ways of reducing the number of stitches on a row or round.
For example, there are decrease methods that reduces your stitch count by just one or two stitches at a time.
In addition to single and double decreases, there are also multiple decreases. You use multiple decrease when you want to eliminate three or more stitches from you knitting project at the same time.
In fact, some decreases are used to shape your knitted fabric. You will find that when that is the case, you often use mirrored decreases to make the piece symmetrical.
Conversely, decreases can also me used to form decorative patterns, for instance when knitting lace.
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The P2TOG is a right-slanting decrease when viewed from the knit side. It is a single decrease worked on the purl- or wrong-side of a…
The SSK is a basic decrease that every beginner knitter should learn. Learn how to do this single, left-slanting decrease from our step-by…
K2tog is a basic decrease that every knitter should have in their arsenal. This single decrease is a right-slanting decrease. Our step-by- …