Method A Purl
Knitting - Basic Techniques
One or more stitches may need to be decreased to shape a project, perhaps 1 stitch at each side of a row for side, armhole, or neck shaping, or multiple stitches on each side for armholes or neck shaping.
Multiple decreases may be needed evenly spaced across a row or may be worked at specific places in the fabric, such as for darts.
See Symbolcraft for symbols and working instructions for knit 2 together (right-slant) and slip, knit, pass (leftslant) decreases.
DECREASING 1 STITCH AT EACH SIDE
METHOD A: Because the edge stitches stretch, this is suitable for curved areas.
At the right-hand edge, work a left-slanting purl decrease, at the left-hand edge, work a right-slanting purl decrease.