SK2P (double decrease)

My Frostfall shawl will be released in about a month and I’m thrilled to see it taking shape on my test knitters’ needles. In the pattern, there are two stitch abbreviations that are quite similar and could easily be mixed up. I’m hoping that adding a tutorial on each of the stitches will help avoid any confusion or frustration.

The SK2P is a double decrease that leans to the left. It’s used in the lace pattern in both my Frostfall (coming in late November) and Still Moon patterns.

SK2P: Slip one, knit two together, pass the slipped stitch over

With yarn held in back, slip one stitch knit-wise.
Knit the next two stitches together.
Note: The red arrow is pointing to the first stitch (the one that was slipped).
Insert left needle tip into the stitch that was slipped.
Pull the slipped stitch over the K2tog.
Let the slipped stitch fall off your needle.
You have decreased by two stitches.

There are a few more tutorials for techniques used in the Frostfall shawl pattern:

Published by lakeboundknits

Designing knitting patterns is a tangible way to express myself. Each pattern is a reflection of part of my soul and contains bits of my joy, sadness, fears, and hopes. My heart belongs on the shores of Lake Superior and most of my pattern designs are inspired by life "Up North."

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