To knit two together (k2tog), you will work into the front leg of two live stitches at the same time. Knitting the two stitches together will anchor them to your new live stitch.
The Knit Two Together creates a rightward-leaning decrease.
Below you will find both video and written guides to help you learn how to make Knit Two Together decreases (k2tog).
Video Guide: How Make Knit Two Together (k2tog) Decreases
Written Guides: How to Make Knit Two Together (k2tog) Decreases
k2tog, Step 1:
Insert the tip of your right-hand needle into the front legs of the first two live stitches on your left-hand needle from front to back.
k2tog, Step 2:
Bring the right needle tip over the working yarn and begin to form a counterclockwise loop around it.
k2tog, Step 3:
Pull the loop on your right needle tip through the stitches on your left needle.
k2tog, Step 4:
Slide the stitches you have just worked into off your left needle, allowing the new stitch to remain on your right needle. Because you have joined two stitches together, you will now have one less live stitch on your knitting needles.
Return to the Knitting Decreases Page to learn more decreases.
Practice With My Knitting Patterns
Ready to try it?
My Simple Knit Beanie hats are rounded at the top with decreases.
My Slouch Hat pattern calls for decreases, as well.
Now that you can decrease, you can make a hat. If you want to work on shorter circular needles, you’ll need to know how to switch knitting methods so you can finish decreasing at the top. The next lesson will show you how to switch from circular needles to double point needles while knitting in the round.