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“Slim Down” Your Left-handed Knitting Project

In our previous article we saw how you can make your knitting project more interesting by increasing the number of stitches by using the yarn over method.

In this article we will look at how you can create interest by decreasing the number of stitches in your project. Decreasing your number of stitches remove stitches from your knitting project and thereby narrows the knitting.

There are a number of methods that you can use for decreasing stitches. The most common method is to work two stitches together. You will often see this method referred to as k2tog in knitting patterns.

Another method is the “Slip Knit Pass”. You will often see this method referred to as “skp2 in knitting patterns.

Here is a video which shows you these 2 methods, step-by-step.

A third method of decreasing your number of stitches is the “Pass Slip Stitch Over”, commonly referred to as “psso” in knitting patterns.

This concludes our article series on knitting basics for left-handed knitters. Let us know what you think!

Share this video showing the “psso” method with someone left-handed and introduce them to the joys of knitting.

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