Double Decreases

Today I have a video on several double decreases (worked on the RS).

I cover the CDD (or S2KP) and the SK2P, as well as K3tog, and Sssk in the video below.

CDD (or S2kp) – slip 2 sts as if to knit them together, knit the next st, then pass the slipped sts over. This places the center stitch on top and in the center! This double decrease does not slant, and maintains a vertical line. This is a great decrease for v-necks on sweaters.

Sk2p – slip one st as if to knit, then knit the next 2 sts together, then pass the slipped st over. This decrease slants to the left – the right stitch slants left, the left stitch is below that, and the center stitch is on bottom. You see this decrease a lot in lace patterns as the tops of “leaves” and other motifs.

K3tog – knit 3 together as one. This decrease slants to the right. 

Sssk – slip 3 sts, one at a time, as if to knit. This decrease slants to the left.

Have you used these decreases before?

I’ll cover WS double decreases in another video at a later time!

(Oh, and do you like my new video format? Let me know.)

Until next time, Happy Knitting!!

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