Decreasing: k3tog or p3tog

It is a decrease that reduces from 3 stitches down to 1.

The k3tog creates a decrease that slants to the right.

When you do a k3tog, you need the third stitch to stay on top, meaning it needs to remain visible when you work it.

Let’s create a k3tog. Assume each of the pegs below have a stitch/loop on them.


Step 1: Move loop from peg 2 over to peg 3.

Step 2: Move loop from peg 1 over to peg 3.
Peg 3 has three loops on it, loop from peg 3 (at the very bottom), loop from peg 2, and loop from peg 1 (at the very top, near the cap of the peg).

Step 3: Knit the stitch, treat all three loops on peg 3 as one loop.

The p3tog is exactly like the k3tog, except instead of KNITTING at Step 3, you would PURL.

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Published by Isela Phelps

Isela Phelps is author of the Loom Knitting Primer series. She maintains this blog to post some of her knits and loom knits. The blog includes tutorials, videos, free patterns.

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