Tutorial: Single Knitting Decreases

Tutorial: Single Knitting Decreases

Tutorial: Single Knitting Decreases

Learning how to decrease stitches in your knitting is an invaluable tool to add to your arsenal—once you master the basic decrease stitches, your knitting can move beyond basic rectangles. Single knitting decreases will reduce your total stitches by one each time they are worked. We will learn how to do four different decreases in this tutorial: SSK (slip, slip, knit), a left-leaning knit decrease, k2tog (knit two together), a right-leaning knit decrease, SSP (slip, slip, purl) a left-leaning purl decrease, and p2tog (purl two together). We recommend practicing this technique on a stockinette swatch to get the feel for how each type of decrease is worked.