How to do a Mitered Double Decrease and a Double DecreaseBack to Search
|Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2011
|Last Updated: Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Our very own Jeanne stars in this knitting instructional video demonstrating how to do a mitered double decrease and a left-slanting double decrease. We hope you enjoy it!
How to do a Mitered Double Decrease and a Left-Slanting Double Decrease
Jeanne demonstrates two methods to decrease two stitches at a time, the Mitered Double Decrease allows the top stitch to make a nice neat vertical line and the Double Decrease, also called a Left-slanting Double Decrease in your work.
A Mitered Double Decrease is sometimes called a Centered Double Decrease.
This stitch is abbreviated as "s2kp or CDD" in patterns
Voila! You've just decreased two stitches!
Double Decrease or sometimes called a Left-slanting Double Decrease
This stitch is abbreviated as "sk2p" in patterns
Note the similarities in the abbreviations of these two stitches. They are easily confused.
One more tip from Jeanne: "An unwritten rule in knitting is that you always slip stitches as if to purl unless the pattern specifically states to slip as if to knit."
Now you know how to do two different double decreases and each one gives a different look to your projects.
Have fun and learn something new each day!
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