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

  1. In order to decrease on a purl row, insert your right-hand needle through the first 2 stitches.
  2. Take the yarn in the right hand and loop it forward and round the back of the needle.
  3. Purl pulling the loop through and drop the 2 stitches off the needle.
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