How to K2TOG & P2TOG (knit 2 together, purl 2 together)

Have you ever seen K2TOG or P2TOG on a pattern and wondered what it meant…or how to even do it??  They are simply decreasing stitches.

K2TOG means to knit 2 stitches together at the same time.  So, instead of knitting 1 stitch like you normally would, you knit 2…that’s it!

P2TOG means to purl 2 stitches together at the same time.  Same as a normal purl…only you purl 2.

 

Let’s get started!  So, grab your knitting and follow along with the steps below and we’ll have you knitting like a pro!

How to K2TOG #1.

How to K2TOG #2. How to K2TOG #3. How to K2TOG #4. How to K2TOG #5. How to K2TOG #6.

 

Now, how to P2TOG:

How to P2TOG #1. How to P2TOG #2. How to P2TOG #3. How to P2TOG #4. How to P2TOG #5. How to P2TOG #6.

I hope you loved learning these two new stitches, so you can go forth and conquer more patterns!!  If you didn’t quite master it the first time, don’t give up & practice it a couple more times…remember I couldn’t even knit a washcloth when I first learned to knit. ;)

Happy Knitting!

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How to K1B…(Knit 1 in stitch below)!

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  K1B sounds so much more complicated than it is…but it’s not!  Basically, it’s the same as a regular knit stitch, except you knit in a different area.  This creates an off-set pattern, which works beautifully when combined with knits & two different color yarns.  So, if you see this stitch in a pattern…this is […]

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