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Knit Two Together (k2tog)

Learn to Knit Two Together decrease (k2tog) in this knitting lesson with Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels.

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

Step 1: Knit Two Together decrease (k2tog) - a knitting lesson with Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels.

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.

Step 2: Knit Two Together decrease (k2tog) - a knitting lesson with Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels.

k2tog, Step 2:

Bring the right needle tip over the working yarn and begin to form a counterclockwise loop around it.

Step 3: Knit Two Together decrease (k2tog) - a knitting lesson with Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels.

k2tog, Step 3:

Pull the loop on your right needle tip through the stitches on your left needle.

Step 4: Knit Two Together decrease (k2tog) - a knitting lesson with Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels.

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.

Learn about knitting decreases in these lessons with Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels.

Return to the Knitting Decreases Page to learn more decreases.

Practice With My Knitting Patterns

Learn to make a simple knit beanie hat in all sizes with this knitting pattern by Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels.

Ready to try it?

My Simple Knit Beanie hats are rounded at the top with decreases.

Basic Slouch Hat knitting pattern by Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels.

My Slouch Hat pattern calls for decreases, as well.

Learn to Knit Two Together decrease (k2tog) in this knitting lesson with Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels.

Up Next

Now that you can decrease, you can make a hat. Next, I’ll show you how to take that hat off your needles and weave in your loose ends. This guide will help you end mitten tips, as well.

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