Left-Leaning Decreases

Last week I showed you right-leaning single decreases. This week I’ll show you left-leaning single decreases!

These are typically harder to look sized the same as the right-leaning decreases, since the stitches get manipulated a bit more and stretched. It helps to work these on the very tips of your needles, and to manipulate the stitches as little as possible.

These are the ssk, skp and ssp decreases. Stitches have to be slipped first in order to rearrange them to allow the first stitch to sit on top of the second stitch. Always slip stitches for decreases knitwise, not purlwise.

Next week I’ll cover lifted increases.

Until then, Happy Knitting!

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