how to knit 2 stitches together

If you’re a new knitter just getting started and are wondering how to knit 2 stitches together, you’ll find out exactly how easy this is to do in this post.

This technique often abbreviated in patterns as k2tog is very similar to the knit stitch – it is just that you knit 2 of the stitches at the same time instead of one.

It’s important to find out how to do this technique as it’s one of the most basic knitting skills you’ll need going forward on your knitting journey. It is often used to create shapes that are key when creating projects like soft toys and shaping garments such as jumpers.

Watch as The Blue Mouse Knits demonstrates how to knit 2 stitches together

Watch the video above carefully, stopping now and then to do the steps yourself.

Here are the steps –

  • Place the right-hand knitting needle into the front loop of both of the next 2 stitches – from left to right – as if to knit (just as if you were doing a normal knit stitch )
  • Now bring the yarn around as you do for a knit stitch.
  • Pull the stitch through on your right needle.
  • Pull on the working yarn to tidy up the tension so that it matches all the others on the needle.

That’s it, you have decreased by one stitch! Not difficult at all – just keep practising a few more until you feel comfortable with the technique.


So, as you can see after watching the video, how to knit 2 stitches together is not a difficult skill to learn. It is important to know as you’ll come across it in so many patterns.

This is not the only way to decrease. Sometimes you’ll be asked to use a different method – read this post to learn 3 basic ways of decreasing in knitting.

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