Can you decrease every row in knitting?
Most decreases are worked on the right side of the knitting, but sometimes it is necessary to decrease stitches on the wrong side (such as when the decreases are worked on every row). For this reason, we have also included decreases that can be worked on the purl side of the work.
How do you decrease a stitch in knitting?
To do this, insert the right-hand needle into the first stitch and slip it to the right-hand needle without knitting it. Knit the next stitch. With the tip of the left-hand needle pass the slipped stitch over the second stitch. You’ve now worked a decrease and have one less stitch.
What is the stocking stitch in knitting?
Stocking stitch, or stockinette stitch, is the second most basic of stitch patterns and is created by alternating rows of knit and purl stitches. The right side of the fabric has a ‘V’ pattern and the wrong side has a bar pattern.
How do you decrease left leaning in knitting?
SSK (“slip, slip, knit”) – Work to the two stitches to be decreased, slip two stitches one at a time to the right-hand needle, as if to knit; insert the left-hand needle into the two stitches from front to back, knit the two stitches together and drop them. This creates a left-leaning decrease.