Knitting: How-to Knit 2 Together (k2tog)

Learning how to decrease stitches in knitting is very easy! It's as simple as knitting two stitches together to create one stitch. Here's how it's done.

Step 1:  Starting with the working yarn in back, insert the tip of the right hand needle into the 2 stitches you will be knitting together. The tip enters the stitches from bottom to top and the right hand needle will be behind the left.

Step 2:  Bring the working yarn forward between the needles.
Step 3:  Swoop downward with the right hand tip, catching and drawing the working yarn through both stitches, and sliding the combined stitch off the needle.
One stitch decreased.

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Donna Pelzar

Donna (aka the Knitting Doctor) is the face behind The New Street Knitter patterns. She teaches knitting instruction for all skill levels in her studio and loves to focus on techniques and interesting stitch patterns. She recently expanded into pattern design and we are thrilled to be able to offer her patterns at NobleKnits. Donna also hosts all of our Knit Alongs.