How to Knit the Center Double Purl Decrease

How to Knit the Center Double Purl Decrease

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the center double purl decrease. This decrease removes two stitches at once and creates an interesting decrease that slants evenly into the center rather than left or right.

Materials Used in this Tutorial


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KnitOuttaTheBox Afghanistan Cashmere

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A pair of knitting needles


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Pattern Instructions

Skill: Easy

  1. Step 1

    Insert working needle into first 2 sts on main needle purl wise, slip off together

  2. Step 2

    Purl next stitch

  3. Step 3

    Take first two stitches that were slipped off the main needle and pass over the stitch that was just purled.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Center Double Purl Decrease Right Side

Example of the Center Double Purl Decrease Right Side (Click for Larger)

Example of the Center Double Purl Decrease Left Side

Example of the Center Double Purl Decrease Left Side (Click for Larger)


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