Earlier, I already showed you how to work the bunny ears decrease. In this tutorial, I’m going to show the bunny ears back decrease, which is similar to the bunny ears decrease. It’s also a symmetrical way of decreasing 3 stitches to only 2, called this way, because the result somewhat looks like 2 bunny ears “hugging” the resulting 2 stitches. However, instead of the “ears” pointing outwards, they point inwards.
Part of this decrease is working a left leaning single decrease of your choice. I prefer skp, so that’s what I’ll be showing in this tutorial. But it can be changed to ssk or any other left leaning decrease you prefer.
Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Simply DK, a good value, good quality 100% acrylic yarn, here in the color Marine.
Needles: This is a pair of straights that I picked up at the second-hand store when I started knitting, brand unknown.
Working the bunny ears back decrease step by step
- First, work your way across the row until you’ve reached the point where you want to make the decrease.
See those first 3 stitches on the left-hand needle? That’s where I’ll be making the bunny ears back decrease.
- Next, work the left leaning decrease of your preference over the first 2 stitches.
I’ve worked a skp, you can see the result in the picture below.
- Now take a good look at the decrease you worked.
Do you see the 2 stitches that were decreased to 1, with the one on the left “covered’ by the other one?
- Now insert the left-hand needle underneath the left loop of that lower stitch.
- Next, work a k2tog over the first 2 stitches on the left-hand needle as the final step.
Below, you can see the result: 3 stitches that have been symmetrically decreased to 2 stitches.
And that’s all there is to it!
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