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Decreases, Method B Knit
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.


METHOD B: The decreases worked with this method arenít conspicuous, making it suitable for areas where stitches will not be picked up later, such as seaming and grafting.

DECREASING KNIT-STITCHES: At the right-hand edge, work a right-slanting knit decrease; at the left-hand edge, work a left-slanting knit decrease.








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