Symmetrical decreases

Knitting For Profit Ebook

Knitting For Profit Ebook

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Decrease Money GraphicsDecreasing Within Edges Stitches

IMake left slant by knitting a uniform number of stitches (2 or 3, as shown) at edge, then knit 3 stitches together in a twisted manner (through back).

2 Make right slant by knitting to within 3 stitches of edge stitches, then knit (through front) 3 stitches together as one; knit edge stitches.

Knitted Double Decrease

Purl Stitch Decrease on Knit Rows

Purl Stitches Together

binding off

Knitted Edge Binding

ICnitting is generally finished by binding off the stitches following the pattern of the piece (knit stitches are knitted and purl stitches are purled) and working just loosely enough to keep the elasticity of the work.

binding off

Knit 2 stitches, then, with tip of left needle, lift first stitch and pass it over second stitch; drop it from needle. Knit next stitch and repeat procedure; repeat across row to last stitch. To fasten off, sec-next page.

Purl 2 stitches, then, with left needle, pass first stitch over second and drop it. Purl next stitch and repeat procedure; repeat across row to last stitch. To fasten off, see next page.

■ slanted binding off

Use for smoothly-shaped edge when you bind a few stitches on several rows for shaping (as for neck or shoulder shaping).

Bind off on every other row: Bind off tlrst set of stitches; on return row, leave last stitch (unworked) on left needle (see illustration). Turn work. On next (bind off) row, unworked stitch is now on right needle, work next stitch and pass unworked stitch over it tor first bound-off stitch. Complete binding off.

Binding off for right edge is worked on knit (or right side) rows; binding off for left edge is worked on purl (or wrong side) rows.

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