The cdd is a center double decrease. This decrease method is used in knitting patterns for a visible decrease that needs to be centered, not right-leaning or left-leaning.
For this tutorial I’m using the Bosa Kid’s Knit Sweater Pattern (coming soon)! which features a v-neck with 1 x 1 ribbing. The cdd, sometimes called mitered decrease looks lovely front and center there.
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For this neckline in particular, I made sure to have an even number of stitches approaching the center stitch.
After the center decrease the ribbing pattern will flip-flop between knits and purls since you’re changing the stitch count every round. But it’s just a simple matter of knitting the knits and purling the purls when you’re working ribbing.
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- Your knitting project & working yarn.
- Knitting needles
- Stitch marker
- For this tutorial we're on the knit side, or right side of the work. We want this middle stitch of the v-neck to sit nice and center.
- Mark your center stitch, where you want to make the decrease.
- Stop 1 stitch before the marked stitch.
- Insert your right-hand needle tip into the first 2 stitches on your left-hand needle. Go in knitwise, as if you were going to k2tog, into the first stitch and then the second stitch at the same time.
- Slide those 2 stitches off the left needle and on to your right needle.
- Now knit the next stitch on your left needle.
- Insert your left needle tip into the 2 slipped stitches.
- And pull them over the stitch you knit.
- You've made one cdd which will lean in from both directions keeping the center stitch straight.
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