Monday, April 11, 2011

Decreasing (basic knitting tutorial)

In simplest terms, decreasing is treating two stitches as one. Slide the tip of your working needle into two stitch loops.
Wrap the yarn around the tip to make a new stitch. Pull the yarn through both loops.

Let the old stitches fall of the needle. Count your stitches. You have one fewer stitch than you had before you began decreasing.


Anonymous said...

Leanne, Now this is what I call clear, concise, and articulate--with photos, to boot!

The Sweater Curse said...

Thank you, Laurie.
I should mention--more often--that I'm quoting (and using the photos from)my learn-to-knit pattern book Yarn Therapy. This book is only available from dragonfly gallery on Mayne Island.