How to Knit the Purl Three Together Through the Back Loop Double Decrease

How to Knit the Purl Three Together Through the Back Loop Double Decrease

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the purl three together through the back loop double decrease (p3tog tbl). This shaping technique is used to remove two stitches at one time while twisting them on the purl side of the fabric.

Materials Used in this Tutorial


WEBS Northampton Dahlia

Valley Yarns Northampton

Sourced the softest wool WEBS could find and dyed in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. Valley Yarns Northampton also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.

A Pair of Knitting Needles


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Pattern Instructions

Skill: Easy

  1. Step 1

    Work pattern until the stitch before the center of your three decrease stitches.

  2. Step 2

    Going through the back loop, insert your working needle into the third stitch from the tip of your main needle, going through to the first stitch.

  3. Step 3

    Bring the working needle around to the front and purl three together.

  4. Step 4

    Slip all three stitches off the main needle

Swatch Photos

Example of the Purl Three Together Through the Back Loop | Right Side

Example of the Purl Three Together Through the Back Loop | Right Side (Click for Larger)

Example of the Purl Three Together Through the Back Loop | Wrong Side

Example of the Purl Three Together Through the Back Loop | Wrong Side (Click for Larger)


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