HOW TO KNIT:

Quadruple Decreases in 2x2 Ribbing


The Quadruple Ribbed Decrease is a very neat fashioned decrease worked in 2x2 ribbing, which elegantly maintains the ribbing pattern while decreasing 4 stitches at a time. We show you how to work both left- and right-leaning quadruple decreases.

Written Steps

Quadruple Decrease - Left (QD-L):

      1. Slip 2 purlwise from left needle to first cable needle and hold in front.
      2. Slip 2 from left needle to second cable needle and hold in back.
      3. Holding first cable in front of left needle, knit 1 stitch from this cable needle together with 1 stitch from left needle as for a SSK.
      4. Knit second stitch from cable needle together with next stitch from left needle as for a SSK.
      5. Set first cable needle aside. Bring yarn to front between needles.
      6. Holding second cable needle behind left needle, purl 1 stitch from cable needle together with 1 stitch from left needle as for a P2tog.
      7. Purl second stitch from cable needle together with next stitch from left needle as for a P2tog.

 

Quadruple Decrease - Right (QD-R):

      1. Slip 2 purlwise from left to right needle.
      2. Slip 2 from left needle to first cable needle and hold in back.
      3. Slip 2 from left needle to second cable needle and hold in front.
      4. Return 2 slipped sts from right to left needle.
      5. Holding second cable needle in front of left needle, knit 1 stitch from this cable needle together with 1 stitch from left needle as for a K2tog.
      6. Knit second stitch from cable needle together with next stitch from left needle as for a K2tog.
      7. Set second cable needle aside. Bring yarn to front between needles.
      8. Holding first cable needle behind left needle, purl 1 stitch from cable needle together with 1 stitch from left needle as for a P2tog.
      9. Purl second stitch from cable needle together with next stitch from left needle as for a P2tog.


Featured Pattern

BIG RIB RAGLAN

Customizable Ribbed Pullover by Jared Flood

This bold pullover uses a unique decrease technique to highlight the strong architectural lines of the ribbed raglan yoke. Worked from the bottom up, the straightforward construction provides knitters with sizing and proportion options on both body and sleeves, making it easy to create the fit that’s just right for you. The deep 2x2 ribbed yoke begins below the chest level for a flattering overall proportion and the pullover’s plain stockinette lower section, and simple 1x1 ribbed trims keep the focus on the beautiful shaping details of the yoke. The extra wide raglan lines are not only visually pleasing but also help shape the front and back neckline curve for a more comfortable fit.

Featured Yarn

SHELTER

Worsted Weight

American Targhee-Columbia Wool

Shelter is our versatile 2-ply worsted weight yarn. Soft and sturdy American Targhee-Columbia wool is spun woolen style – airy clouds of carded fiber become a yarn with remarkable lightness, warmth and a traditionally handcrafted appearance, ideal for sweaters, cozy accessories, and blankets. Wet block after knitting to reveal Shelter’s full beauty as each stitch relaxes and bonds with its neighbors to produce a plush fabric with a soft, fuzzy halo.

Featured color:

Woodsmoke: Cool mornings, crackling leaves, smoky brown misted with white.

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