Sl 2 as if to K2tog, K1, P2SSO = cdd!

So I am fairly new to knitting, and use the videos on this website a lot. So when my pattern called for “Sl 2 as if to K2tog, K1, P2SSO,” I was surprised not to find it here. The instruction seemed pretty self-explanatory, but I just wanted to be sure. But on closer inspection, I found it in the glossary under “cdd.” So I thought I’d post that little tidbit here in case someone else has the same question.

Yep, you’re decreasing by 2 sts so that makes it a double decrease. It doesn’t lean to the left (sl1, k2tog, psso) or right (k3tog) so it’s centered.

I didn’t realize that’s what “cdd” meant! Learn something new every day! :slight_smile:

this decrease is also known as a RAISED center double decrease, because the center stitch is a bit raised (higher) than the rest of the knitting…
(almost like a french braid!)–

its is a very dominant line… (when used in series)

This is a terrific decrease to use at the point of a V-neck sweater. Also good when you pick up two extra stitches to close up the dreaded gusset holes in socks and want to eliminate both extras at once.