K2tog question

New to this site and a beginner knitter…need some help!!

I’m knitting a baby blanket and the pattern uses yarn forward (over) and knit two together. I have sussed out how to do a yarn forward without losing a stitch but how do you do a k2tog without losing a stitch? If I decrease, the next row on the pattern doesn’t work.

Huge thanks in advance.

The yarn forward [B]increases[/B] one stitch and the k2 tog [B]decreases[/B] one stitch. So when used in combination the result is the same amount of stitches that you had originally. The effect will be a hole in your knitting that will give a lacy effect.

Yes that does make sense, thank you!

I feel a bit embarrased now :slight_smile: