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Decreasing Stitches.

Decreasing Stitches.
To decrease means to take away a stitch or stitches thus gradually altering the shape of your knitting.
Stitches can be decreased at the edges or in the middle of a row, slanting to the left or the right.

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Slip Stitch Decrease on a Knit Row

1, Work until decrease position is reached. Slip a stitch on to the right-hand needle, then knit the next stitch.

2, Lift the slipped stitch over the knit stitch and off the needle. The Stitch will slant to the left. This is called skpo.

Decreasing Stitches learn different methods of decreasing stitches in your knitting

Slip Stitch Decrease on a Purl Row

1, Work until decrease position is reached. Purl a stitch then slip it back on to the left-hand needle.

2, Pass 2nd stitch on left hand needle over the purled stitch. Return stitch back to right-hand needle by slipping purlwise. The stitch will slant to the left on the right side of your knitting. This is called sppo.

decreasing stitches

Decreasing Through Back of Loops Purlwise

1, Work until decrease position is reached. Insert the right-hand needle through the back loops of the next 2 stitches,

2,Purl these 2 stitches together and drop them off the left-hand needle. This stitch will slant to the left on the right side of your knitting. It is called p2 tog tbl.

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Decreasing Through back of Loop Knitwise

Work until decrease position is reached. Insert right-hand needle through back of next 2 stitches and knit together. This stitch will slant to the left and is called K2 tog tbl.

decreasing stitches

Decreasing Through Front of Loops Knitwise

1,Work until decrease position is reached.Insert right-hand needle knitwise into the next 2 stitches.

2, Knit these 2 stitches together. This stitch will slant to the right and is called K2tog.

decreasing stitches
decreasing stitches

Decreasing Through Front of Loops Purlwise

1,Work until decrease position is reached.Insert right-hand needle purlwise into next 2 stitches.

2, Purl these  stitches together. This stitch will slant to the right on the right side of your knitting. It is called p2 tog.

The Knitting Wool Store Knitting Techniques Decreasing Stitches

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