Thursday, May 16, 2013

K2tog = Knit two stitches together

Hi Knitters

K2tog is the abbreviaiton for 'knit 2 stitches together'.  Doing K2tog results in decreasing a stitch in a row.  For example, if you do K2tog twice for a row that has 10 stitches in it.  In the next row, you will only have 8 stitches.

In this YouTube following video, I will demonstrate how to do K2tog.

In Japanese, K2tog is also refered as 左上二目一度 (hitari-ue-futa-me-ichi-do).  It implies that K2tog is better used to decrease the number of stitch on the left side of the knit.  Well, let's look at the end result.  Pay attention to the direction the stitch leans on.

In English, we have the short form for knitting 2 stitches together.  In Japanese graph, which is quite commonly used in other countries too, a graph like this is used.

K2tog is the easiest way to decrease the number of stitch.  If there is not specific requirement for other method, K2tog is always my choice.

Knowing how to do K2tog enable us to do A LOT....
Including decrease the stitches in Op. 8 Scarflet.

Anyway, I filmed three tutorials in a row.  Will post the other two very soon.


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