How to Decrease (SKPO)
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SKPO is an abbreviation for 'Slip, Knit, Pass Over', a technique used to decrease the number of stitches on your needle. SKPO creates a 'left-leaning' decrease.
Insert your right needle into the next stitch as if to knit. Instead of making a knit stitch, slip the stitch off of the left-hand needle, onto the right.
Knit your next stitch as normal.
Now we'll pass the slipped stitch over the knit stitch on your right-hand needle. To do this, insert the tip of your left-hand needle into the second loop on your right-hand needle.
Gently lift this loop up and over the knit stitch next to it.
Carry the loop over and off the tip of the right-hand needle.
You have now decreased using 'Slip, Knit, Pass Over'.
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