“Purl 2 together” comes handy when we need to decrease stitches on the purl side of the fabric. This method forms a decrease that slants to the right on the knit side and it is simple and easy to do.
The only downside is – the fabric in the spot where we make this decrease is twice as thick as the rest of the fabric. It is not a big deal unless we work with chunky yarns or knit a delicate lace pattern.
In these cases and whenever you want to make your project neater, it is better to use an alternative way to make this decrease.
Here’s how we can do it in three (very!) simple steps.
Aside from forming flatter decreases, this method also ensures that the stitches in the decreasing line are more uniform and the project looks better finished.
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