Sometimes a pattern calls for you to decrease more than one stitch. This is when a double decrease is used. There are a few ways to do this.
- SSSK – slip 3 stitches and knit them together
- K3tog – knit 3 stitches together
- cdd – center double decrease
A center double decrease creates a nice symmetrical decrease. You can see from the image below that the decrease causes the center stitch to lay on top vertically, forming a straight line in your fabric.
Follow along as I demonstrate a CDD.