Tag Archives: decreases

Work 5tog

Quadruple decrease most often used in lace knitting and circular motifs.

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k3tog tbl

Knit three stitches together through the back loops for a left leaning double decrease.

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K3tog

Knit three stitches together for a right leaning double decrease.

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Garter Stitch Short Row Decreases

Garter stitch and short rows team up for shaping – perfect for crescent-shaped shawls.

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PKOK – Pass, Knit, Yarn Over, Knit

This lovely stitch is found in many patterns, but I just love when it is executed Japanese-style!  I demonstrate this method here for both Western and Continental knitters.  

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SSK – Smooth Version

In circular knitting, does your ssk decrease line look a a bit sloppier than your k2tog decrease line?  Check out this simple fix for a smooth and tidy ssk in circular knitting.

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SSP

A left leaning decrease worked on the wrong side (purl) of the fabric.  When viewed from the right side, it closely resembles an SSK.

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SK2P – Sl 1, k2tog, psso

A left leaning double decrease often found in lace work.

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