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knit 2 stitches together


K2tog means knit 2 together, or simply knit 2 stitches together. It’s a really common decrease stitch that’s nice and simple to learn. 

Instead of going into our next knit stitch like we would normally we are going to insert our right needle into the 2nd stitch on our left needle, like this. We’re now going to insert our right needle, at the same time, into that closer stitch too, so we are actually knitting through 2 stitches. Now work these like you would a normal knit stitch, bringing the yarn around, picking up your new stitch and slipping the old stitches off your left needle. 

A K2tog is what we call a right-leaning decrease, meaning the stitches look like they’re leaning slightly to the right.

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