Two Ways to Make a Centred One-Stitch Decrease

Two Way to Make a Centred One-Stitch Decrease

It is good that there is a variety of ways to make left-slanting and right-slanting decreases. But what if we want to decrease one stitch without forming a slant? What if we want a single decrease to be centred? That’s what this tutorial is all about.

Centred single decreases are very helpful when we shape a crown of a hat, a shawl or when we add shaping to the center of a project, like making darts in a fitted sweater.

There are two ways to make these decreases. The first way works best for one off decreases like forming frills on skirts or puffy sleeves. The other way is helpful in cases when we want to create a more or less centred line of decreases.

Let’s take a look at both these ways.

The decreases will look even better if you make them in every round of a seamless project. If the pattern tells you to make centred single decreases in every row of a project worked back and forth, it will be better to substitute these decreases with a centred double decrease worked in every other row.


The full step-by-step photo tutorial about this method, is a part of the Knitting Collection #5. Once you order your copy of this collection, you will instantly receive a “big PDF” (336 pages!) with this and 46 other tutorials included in the collection.

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Two Ways to Make a Centred One-Stitch Decrease | 10 rows a day
Two Ways to Make a Centred One-Stitch Decrease | 10 rows a day
Two Ways to Make a Centred One-Stitch Decrease | 10 rows a day

If you enjoyed this tutorial,
here’s something else you might find helpful:

“Matching Cast Ons and Bind Offs” Book

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“Neat Side Edges” Book

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Happy knitting!

Maryna Shevchenko - www.10rowsaday.com