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Midweek Masterclass: Options for Decreasing (part two)

Trying double decreases can create left- or right-leaning stitches as well as centered. Jen Arnall-Culliford explains how to work different methods in this week's Midweek Masterclass.

21st December 2016

While single decreases (1 stitch decreased) will always lean either left or right, double decreases (2 stitches decreased) can be centred, or lean to the left or right. Depending on where you are shaping, and what you desire your finished result to be, you can choose which decrease to use.

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Double Decreases

So next time a pattern calls for leaning decreases, don’t forget that you are the boss of your knitting, and you can choose which of the options given above is most pleasing to you.

For more of our Midweek Masterclass guides, including increasesperfect seams, and customising armholesclick here.

What did you think of this week's Midweek Masterclass? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter! And check out these helpful links for even more handy knitting tutorials:


Techknitting - all-round brilliant resource for illustrated tutorials:
www.techknitting.blogspot.co.uk


Knittinghelp.com - these video tutorials are where I learned most of my decrease techniques:
www.knittinghelp.com

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