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Decrease Slants and Stitch Charts

Chart symbols visually represent the direction a knit decrease will slant on the RS.

Decreasing stitches can be frustrating to new knitters. Not because decreases are difficult to execute, but because it can be hard to remember which direction a decrease slants. If you are working from a stitch chart, it can also be tricky to remember which decrease to use for which symbol without constantly referring back to the key.

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