P2TOG - Purl two together

P2TOG - Purl two together

When you need to decrease on the purl side of the fabric, the P2tog is an easy option for a stitch that leans right on the knit side and left on the purl side. This works just like a regular purl but you insert the needle through 2 stitches at the same time.

Here's how you do it :

 

Written instructions:

 

  1. Work up to the point of the decrease.  If utilising this at the edge of the project, work a couple of stitches before the decrease.


  2. Insert your right needle into both the first and second stitch as though to purl.


  3. Wrap the yarn around anti clockwise as with a normal purl stitch and bring the needle tip up and pull the yarn through.

  4. Continue to slide the 2 worked stitches off the needle.

  5. Decrease complete!
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