S⃞K⃞2⃞P⃞ - S⃞P⃞2⃞P⃞ Left-slanting Double Decrease Methods

SK2P and SP2P. Work the Left-slanting double decrease on the knit side and purl side

Left-slanting double decrease on the knit side - SK2P

Category: Mastering Essential Techniques

πŸ’Ÿ To make the SK2P, follow 7 steps:

Step 1: Insert the tip of the right needle into next stitch on the left needle, from left to right.
Step 2: Slip the stitch onto the right needle.
Step 3: Insert the tip of right needle into next two stitches on the left needle at once from left to right.
Step 4: Knit two stitches together.
Step 5: Use the tip of left needle to lift up the slipped stitches.
Step 6: Pass them over knit two stitches you just knitted.
Step 7: Drop these stitches off the right needle.

This creates a right-slanting double decrease, decreasing from three stitches to one stitch.
Visual Guide: A Tutorial on SK2P with Detailed Step-by-Step Instructions

Visual Guide: A Tutorial on SK2P with Detailed Step-by-Step Instructions

Insert the tip of the right needle into next stitch on the left needle, from front to back.
Insert the tip of the right needle into next stitch on the left needle, from left to right.
Slip the stitch onto the right needle.
Slip the stitch onto the right needle.
Insert the tip of right needle into next two stitches on the left needle at once from left to right.
Insert the tip of right needle into next two stitches on the left needle at once from left to right.
Wrap the working yarn counterclockwise around the inserted needle.
Pull a new stitch through both stitches.
Drop both stitches off the left needle.
Wrap the working yarn counterclockwise around the inserted needle. Pull a new stitch through both stitches. Drop both stitches off the left needle.
Use the tip of left needle to lift up the slipped stitches.
Pass them over the stitch you just knitted.
Left-slanting double decrease on the knit side
Drop these stitches off the right needle. Done!

Left-slanting double decrease on the purl side - SP2P

Category: Mastering Essential Techniques

πŸ’Ÿ To make the SP2P, follow 8 steps:

A SP2P worked on the wrong side of stocking stitch fabric looks the same as an SK2P on the right side.
◽ Step 1: With the working yarn in front, insert the right needle into the first two stitches on the left needle from left to right.
◽ Step 2: Slip these two stitches onto the right needle at once.
◽ Step 3: Slip next stitch knitwise to the right needle.
◽ Step 4: Put the left needle into the there stitches on the right needle from left to right.
◽ Step 5: Slip these stitches back to left hand.
◽ Step 6: Insert the right needle into these stitches on the left need through the back loops from back to front.
◽ Step 7: Wrap the working yarn counter clockwise around the right needle.
◽ Step 8: Pull the yarn through three stitches.
◽ Step 8: Drop these stitches off the left needle.
A Tutorial on SP2P with Detailed Step-by-Step Instructions

Visual Guide: A Tutorial on SP2P with Detailed Step-by-Step Instructions

With the working yarn in front
Insert the right needle into the first two stitches on the left needle from left to right.
Insert the right needle into the first two stitches on the left needle from left to right.
Slip these two stitches onto the right needle at once.
Slip these two stitches onto the right needle at once.
Slip next stitch knitwise to the right needle.
Slip next stitch knitwise to the right needle.
Insert the left needle into the there stitches on the right needle from left to right.
Put the left needle into the there stitches on the right needle from left to right.
Slip these stitches back to left hand.
Slip these stitches back to left hand.
Insert the right needle into these stitches on the left need through the back loops from back to front.
Insert the right needle into these stitches on the left need through the back loops from back to front.
Wrap the working yarn counter clockwise around the right needle.
Wrap the working yarn counter clockwise around the right needle.
Pull the yarn through three stitches.
Pull the yarn through three stitches.
Drop these stitches off the left needle.
Drop these stitches off the left needle.
Left-slanting double decrease on the purl side - SP2P
Done.

These techniques will become you to confidently tackle a wide range of knitting patterns.

To learn more ways to double decrease in knitting, click on the images below:

Double Decrease Mastery Tutorials

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