The K2TOG, Knit Two Together, Decrease

Unlike some increases, decreases are always visible and have a "lean" to them, either to the right or to the left. Which specific decrease you use depends on the type of look you are going for in your project. There are multiple left and right leaning decreases and each of them gives a project a unique look.

The most common right leaning decrease is the k2tog because it is one of the simplest decreases to learn and memorize. It creates a very neat single stitch lean to the left that is very attractive in a leaning column of stitches, in say, a raglan sweater sleeve.

To perform the k2tog you simply knit the next two stithes on the left needle together as if they were one stitch. That's it. If you want more detailed instructions, keep reading.