Shaping Archive

The Knit Three Together Double Decrease (K3Tog)

The knit three together double decrease (k3tog) technique is used to remove two stitches at one time from your knitting and help shape your work. You will need to know how to decrease in order to knit hats, sweaters, and some mittens and gloves. This particular decrease technique has a …

The Alternative Slip Slip Knit (SSK) Decrease

The Alternative Slip Slip Knit Decrease is a variation of the Slip Slip Knit decrease. It's a method of removing stitches from your work to shape your work. This method makes a left leaning decrease, and is a mirror of the Knit Two Together decrease. The Alternative SSK modifies the …

How to Knit the Slip Knit Pass Decrease (SKP)

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the slip knit pass decrease. Decreasing is a method of removing stitchesThe slip knit pass decrease (skp) is identical to the slip slip knit (ssk) decrease, which is a left leaning decrease. It compliments the knit two together decrease …

The Yarn Forward Round Needle (YFRN)

The Yarn Forward Round Needle Stitch is a variation on the Yarn Over. The Yarn Over is a method of making a hole in your fabric. The YFRN term comes from British terminology, and it has a very specific meaning: making a Yarn Over when coming from a Knit Stitch …

The Yarn Over (YO)

The Yarn Over is technically an increase, as it adds a stitch to your fabric. However, it's generally paired with a decrease to make an eyelet. The yarn over is used to make many designs and patterns, most often for lace.

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