How to Knit The Knit Two Together Decrease (k2tog)

Example of the Knit Two Together Decrease (k2tog)

This video will help you learn how to knit the knit two together decrease. This technique is used to remove stitches 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 right leaning slant and is used with the Slip Slip Knit (ssk), which slants left, to keep your decrease balanced when doing shaping on a garment.

Skill: Intermediate


Step 1: Insert your working needle into the front leg of the second stitch on your main needle, going knitwise, and through the first stitch. They should cross each other forming an “X” with the working needle on bottom

Step 2: With your non-dominant hand, pinch the main needle and working needle together to hold in place

Step 3: Wrap the working yarn over the working needle on bottom. Wrap by going under and around

Step 4: Pull the working yarn through with the working needle through both stitches on the main needle. Pull towards you

Step 5: Slip both stitches off the main needle.

Examples of the Knit 2 Together Decrease (click for larger)
Example of the Knit Two Together Decrease (k2tog)