How-To: Decreases Part 3

Learn how to work the following decreases: SKP, SK2P, and S2KP.

 

Hi, this is Amanda from Berroco and I’ll be demonstrating some of the most commonly used decrease stitches in our patterns. The yarn I’m using is Berroco Vintage. In this video, I’ll be covering slip one knit one pass slipped stitch over, slip one knit two together pass slipped stitch over, and slip two knit one pass two slipped stitches over. 

 

Slip one, knit one, pass slipped stitch over is abbreviated as SKP, and this stitch is also exactly like it sounds - you slip the first stitch, then you knit the next one, then you pass that first slipped stitch up and over your knitted stitch and off the tip of your needle.

 

Slip one, knit two together, pass slipped stitch over is abbreviated as SK2P. This stitch is similar to just an SKP, but you decrease two stitches. So, you slip the first stitch, then knit two together, and then pass the slipped stitch up and over your knit two together and off the tip of the needle. And two stitches are decreased.

 

Slip two, knit one, pass two slipped stitches over is abbreviated as S2k1psso or S2KP. And this stitch is also related to the SKP and decreases two sts instead of one, but it creates a different look than the slip one, knit two together, pass slipped stitch over. To work the stitch, you slip the next two stitches on your needle, then knit one, then pass those two slipped stitches up and off the end of the needle. And this creates a centered-looking double decrease.