How to Knit the Purl Reverse Decrease

Purl Reverse Decrease

This technique is used to shape your knitting on the purl side by removing stitches from your work. It compliments the k2tog decrease and mirrors the ssp decrease.

Skill: Intermediate


Step 1: Purl the next stitch in the row.
Step 2: Slip the stitch back onto the main needle.
Step 3: Slip the second stitch over the first stitch (like a pass over slip stitch but reversed).
Step 4: Slip the stitch back to the working needle.
Step 5: Wrap the working yarn over your index finger.

Here is what the yarn should look like:
Purl Reverse Decrease Right Side
Purl Reverse Decrease Wrong Side

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