Vertical Double Decrease - VDD

This decrease is incredibly handy when you want to decrease 2 instead of just one.  It is also truly vertical - neither left or right leaning. A very useful stitch in your knitting arsenal.

Pattern Abbreviation:  VDD


To work this decrease:


Step 1:  Insert right needle through the first 2 sts on the left needle as if to knit ....

...and slip both together to the right hand needle.

Step 2: Knit the next stitch.

Step 3: Insert the left hand needle through the front of the 2 slipped stitches and...

... and pull the slipped stitches over the knitted stitch.

Appearance of completed stitch.

Appearance of completed fabric.