How to Decrease (k3tog)

How to Decrease (k3tog)

Stitches  |  1 min read time

Tutorial Overview

Knitting stitches together allows us to decrease the stitches in our row or round. In this tutorial we'll knit 3 stitches together to reduce our stitch count by 2 stitches in one go.


Step-by-step guide

Step 1:

Start by inserting your right needle into the next 3 stitches, the same way you would for a single knit stitch, or when knitting 2 stitches together (k2tog).

Step 2:

With the yarn behind the needles, and the tip of your right needle inserted through 3 stitches, wrap the yarn around the tip of the right needle anti-clockwise.

Step 3:

Then draw the yarn through all 3 stitches.

Step 4:

Now slide the 3 loops off your left-hand needle to complete the stitch.


You have now decreased using k3tog!


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