This week, I'm going to show the first type of stitch decrease called knit two together. This is normally abbreviated as "k2tog" in patterns. I use this decrease a lot in closing hats, mittens, and fingers. It works well, and it can be used in a lot of different places and pattern types.
One thing that is distinctive about the k2tog is that the first stitch (on the right hand side) tucks in behind the second stitch.
Doing k2tog on all stitches will decrease the number of stitches by half, but it can be used stylistically in a lot of different ways, and it can add crimps and subtle pleats into a pattern. It's also used a lot in lace patterns for creating spaces and tying different stitches together.
For a more in-depth tutorial on how to do a k2tog, watch the video below!