How to Knit the Slip Through The Back Loop Decrease

How to Knit Through the Back Loop Decrease

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the slip through the back loop decrease. This decrease is a method for shaping your work by removing stitches.This is a left leaning decrease and could be used as a substitute for the ssk or k2tog tbl. It is sometimes referred to as the improved slip, slip, knit.

Materials Used in this Tutorial


Bare Naked Wool

A pair of knitting needles


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Pattern Instructions

    Skill: Easy

  1. Step 1

    Insert working needle knit-wise into first stitch, slip off main needle onto working needle.

  2. Step 2

    Slip stitch back to main needle

  3. Step 3

    Insert working needle into both stitches going through back loop

  4. Step 4

    Knit both stitches together as one.

  5. Step 5

    Slip both stitches off main needle together.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Slip Through the Back Loop Decrease Right Side

Example of the Slip Through the Back Loop Decrease Right Side (Click for Larger)

Example of the Slip Through the Back Loop Decrease Wrong Side

Example of the Slip Through the Back Loop Decrease Wrong Side (Click for Larger)


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