Double Decrease (for a seamless angular shoulder)

This is a simple double decrease (meaning you decrease two stitches in one location), which I used in the free hot water bottle pattern. This can also be a really nice decrease to use on hats and other applications where you want to decrease quickly too because it’s symmetrical!

The basic concept is to knit the stitch in the center then BO the stitches on either side over that center stitch (this decreases by 2 stitches).

double decrease

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Steps for how to do this double decrease without the video:

  1. Slip 1 purl-wise
  2. knit the next stitch
  3. bind off the stitch you slipped over the stitch you knit
  4. slip the stitch you knit (the one you just bound off over), back onto your left needle
  5. now bind off one from the left over your knit stitch
  6. slip the knit stitch (the one you just bound off over) back onto your right needle

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