How to p2tog
Sometimes when shaping your work, you will need to decrease stitches on a purl side. Decreasing stitches when working in purl stitch, is abbreviated in patterns to P2tog, which is knitting shorthand for “purl two together”.
Here’s how you do it
- In order to decrease on a purl row, insert your right-hand needle through the first 2 stitches.
- Take the yarn in the right hand and loop it forward and round the back of the needle.
- Purl pulling the loop through and drop the 2 stitches off the needle.
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00:57How to k2togK2tog is knitting shorthand for “knit two together” and is a simple way to decrease stitches as you work.