Week 2: Decreasing

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In Knitting, there are 2 main decreases - ones that lean to the left and ones that lean to the right. We will be only looking at 2 here:

Knit Two Stitches Together (k2tog):

This decrease leans to the right.

Insert needle as to knit through the next two sts on the needle, knit them as one stitch.

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Slip, Slip, Knit (ssk):

Insert needle into next stitch as if to knit it, slip it onto the other needle without knitting it,

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do the same to the next stitch,

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insert your needle through the back of the two sts just slipped and knit them together as one stitch.

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