2 Maschen rechts zusammen stricken Step 2

Knit two stitches together

There are different ways to decrease stitches. Here I’ll show you how to knit two stitches together. But you can also make a left leaning decrease, or a central double decrease. To learn that have a look at the other tutorials.

If you knit two stitches together, you have one stitch less at the end. You can easily decrease stitches this way, for example for necklines. In combination with yarn overs you can also use them for different lace patterns, for example for the beautiful leaf stitch.

Variation 1: Knit two stitches together knitwise

In this variation you knit two stitches together as if you would knit one stitch.

Knit two stitches together knitwise step 1
Knit two stitches together knitwise step 1

Step 1: Knit up to the point where you want to knit the two stitches together kntiwise. Your working thread is behind the work.

Knit two stitches together knitwise step 2
Knit two stitches together knitwise step 2

Step 2: Now insert the right needle into the two stitches at the same time, exactly the same way you do it when you knit only one stitch.

Knit two stitches together knitwise step 3
Knit two stitches together knitwise step 3

Step 3: Wrap the working thread once from back to front around the right needle.

Knit two stitches together knitwise step 4
Knit two stitches together knitwise step 4

Step 4: Knit the two stitches as if it were only one stitch.

Knit two stitches together knitwise step 5
Knit two stitches together knitwise step 5

Step 5: Let the two stitches slide off your left needle. Now you have only one stitch on your right needle instead of two.

Variation 1: Knit two stitches together purlwise

In this variation you knit two stitches together as if you would purl one stitch.

Knit two stitches together purlwise step 1
Knit two stitches together purlwise step 1

Step 1: Knit up to the point where you want to knit the two stitches together purlwise. Your working thread is in front of the work.

Knit two stitches together purlwise step 2
Knit two stitches together purlwise step 2

Step 2: Now insert the right needle into the two stitches at the same time, exactly the same way you do it when you purl only one stitch.

Knit two stitches together purlwise step 3
Knit two stitches together purlwise step 3

Step 3: Wrap the working thread once from back to front around the right needle.

Knit two stitches together purlwise step 4
Knit two stitches together purlwise step 4

Step 4: Purl the two stitches as if it were only one stitch.

Knit two stitches together purlwise step 5
Knit two stitches together purlwise step 5

Step 5: Let the two stitches slide off your left needle. Now you have only one stitch on your right needle instead of two.

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