# How do you decrease stitches evenly in knitting?

Contents

To decrease stitches, work to the last two stitches of each segment (except the “extra segment”), then knit 2 stitches together, work an SSK decrease or decrease one stitch in any other way you like.

## What does it mean to decrease evenly?

Decrease evenly: The pattern tells you to decrease a number of stitches evenly. Example 1: You have 100 sts and you shall decrease 16 sts evenly. Use a calculator and enter 100 divided by 16 and you will get 6.25.

## What is the best way to decrease in knitting?

Make a new decrease by knitting two stitches together. Insert the needle through the next two stitches and knit a stitch. You will see how the decrease at the end of the row leans to the right. Repeat and knit as many decreases as you need.

## How do you increase evenly space in knitting?

Spacing Increases and Decreases Evenly Across a Row or Round

For example, if you have 115 stitches and you need to increase 8 stitches, you’d divide 115 by 8: 115 stitches ÷ 8 stitches to increase = 14.375 stitches In other words, you’ll want to increase every 14.375 stitches for an even distribution of the increases.

## How is SSK different from K2tog?

The difference is that in SSK the two stitches are in the same order as before, while in K2tog they have swapped places (left to right).