Probably the easiest and most widely used decrease, the k2tog is a right leaning stitch that works just like a knit. For mirrored decreases, pair this with SSK.
Here's how it's done:
- Work up to the point of the decrease. If working this at the edge of the project, it's best to leave a couple of extra stitches after the decrease to finish the row.
- Leave the first stitch for now and move your needle tip just below the second stitch on the left needle.
- Insert your right needle into this second stitch as though to knit and carry on sliding the needle tip up through this and the first stitch.
- Wrap the yarn around anti clockwise as with a normal knit stitch.
- Bring the needle tip down and pull the yarn through.
- Continue to slide the 2 worked stitches off the needle.
- Decrease complete!