How to Knit The Knit Two Together Through the Back Loop Decrease (k2tog tbl)

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This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the knit two together through the back loop 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 left leaning slant and is used as an alternative to the Slip Slip Knit (ssk), which slants left as well.


Skill: Intermediate

Abbreviation: k2tog tbl


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

Step 2: Wrap the working yarn over the working needle on bottom. Wrap by going under and around.

Step 3: Pull the working yarn through with the working needle through both stitches on the main needle. Pull towards you.

Step 4: Slip both stitches off the main needle.



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