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Step by Step K2tog Tutorial


Hello!


In this tutorial I'll be showing you how to work the Knit 2 Together (K2tog) stitch. We're kind of going back to basics with this tutorial, but I've had some requests for photo tutorials of basic stitches so I thought this would be helpful. Plus, we can all use a refresher from time to time, right?


The K2tog stitch is a simple right-leaning knitted decrease that will take you from 2 stitches down to 1 stitch (1 stitch decreased). This technique can be varied to decrease any number of stitches. For example, a K3tog (knit 3 together) which will take you from 3 stitches down to 1 stitch so you will have decreased 2 stitches at once. For simplicity's sake though, we're only going to cover the K2tog stitch in this tutorial & you can play with alternatives after if you feel like it.


Happy knitting!

Shaina ^_^


PS: The yarn featured in this tutorial is T & H Fiber Works' Angel Song in the Mantis Shrimp Colorway & I'm knitting on the Kelp Shawl.



Materials:

  • A knitting project or swatch with stitches live on the needles

  • Knitting needles appropriate for your yarn



Step 1:

Work to the point where you want to place your K2tog.


Step 2:

Insert the right needle knitwise into both the second and first stitches on the left needle as if they are a single stitch.


Step 3:

Knit these stitches together at the same time.


Step 4:

You should now have a right-leaning decrease with 1 less stitch than you began with.



Try It Out!

It's best to put a new technique into practice right away so that you can remember it in the future. Here are some of my patterns that are perfect for practicing this technique.


Kelp Shawl

$5.00


Magic Fringe Poncho

$5.00


Intergalactic Wrap

$5.00


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