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Emily Explains: A Center Double Decrease (CDD)

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.

  1.  SSSK – slip 3 stitches and knit them together
  2. K3tog – knit 3 stitches together
  3. 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.

Center double decreases are used in the lovely lace pattern Lydia, a pair of socks in booklet #355 Fiora.

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Happy Making!




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