How do you decrease a stitch at the beginning and end of a row?
There are two ways to decrease in knitting. If you’re knitting a garment one way is done at the beginning of the row and the other is done at the end of the row.
It is called K2tog.
- Knit till there are 3 stitches remaining on the needle.
- Knit 2 together. ( K2tog)
- Knit the last stitch.
- You have now decreased one stitch.
What does decreasing mean in knitting?
A decrease in knitting is a reduction in the number of stitches, usually accomplished by suspending the stitch to be decreased from another existing stitch or by knitting it together with another stitch.
What does RS mean in knitting?
RS row – right-side row. WS row – wrong-side row. Right-side = tail on the right. Here is an example of a right-side row. The tail at the bottom of your work (the yarn leftover from the cast-on row) should fall to the right of your work.
What does Alt row mean in knitting?
Alternate means every other row. When you have to bind off stitches, you can’t do that at the end of a row, so you have to do it at the beginning of rows.
What is the best way to decrease in knitting?
Make a new decrease by knitting two stitches together. Insert the needle through the next two stitches and knit a stitch. You will see how the decrease at the end of the row leans to the right. Repeat and knit as many decreases as you need.