Decreasing: How to Purl Two Together (p2tog)

  Because purl two together (p2tog) is less common in patterns than knit two together (k2tog), it can seem intimidating at first, but it’s another really easy decrease. It has the same effect as k2tog only it’s worked on the wrong side. (You k2tog when you’re knitting, and you p2tog when you’re purling, and they […]

How to Check Your Gauge (and Why You Should Bother)

  It is a truth universally acknowledged that a knitter, given their preference, will never check their gauge.   (Sorry–P&P nerd moment.)   It’s true, though. Nothing makes a knitter roll his or her eyes faster than suggesting that they knit a gauge swatch. I have yet to meet someone who actually likes doing it. […]