In this video, I’m going to demonstrate CDD
or Center Double Decrease. And it’s my guess that there must be at least
one or two patterns out that use this decrease. One or two popular patterns, new patterns
out that use this decrease because I had never heard of it before. People had asked me for slip 2 knit 1 PSS
over. That is the same stitch, I’ve never heard
it called CDD, but enough people are asking for it. I’m going to go ahead and demonstrate it. CDD is a two stitch decrease that you’re really
only going to use if your pattern calls for it because if your pattern is calling for
a different decrease, it might be a one stitch decrease or there may be all kinds of reasons
you don’t want to use this unless your pattern’s calling for it. If you’re a designer, this is an excellent
way to get a single line of decreases that doesn’t lean either left or right. Let’s go ahead and take a look here. Here is the Center Double Decrease in action. It’s right here down the center, of course,
not a left or a right lean. I’m working the center double decrease on
every right side and then just pearling on the wrong side rose. So let me go ahead and show you how to do
this. Your pattern will tell you exactly where you
want to start this, of course, it’s not just willy nilly. I have three stitches here and I’m lining
everything up with the one in the center. The first thing I do is slip two stitches
as if to knit. So I put my needle in like I’m going to do
a knit two together but then just slide those two stitches over without working them. Then knit the next stitch, then take the tip
of your left needle, put it into those two stitches. We’re going to bind them off over that stitch
we just knit. Lots of tension on the working yarn to make
it easy to pull those two over. And there we go. I’ll work it one more time here even though
it doesn’t belong here, it’s no big deal. Slip two stitches as if to knit. Go in like you’re doing a knit two together
but just slide them over, knit the next stitch. Take the tip of your left needle and put it
into those two stitches that we slipped. Lots of tension on the working yarn. Pull that over to bind those two stitches
off over the stitch we knit and that’s it. So if you came searching for CDD, Center Double
Decrease, I hope this helps. Good luck.

15 thoughts on “Knitting Help – CDD, or Center Double Decrease”

  1. It's the term used in the Knitpicks pattern for a Hue Shift blanket. Personally I add a stitch and do k2tog and ssk on both sides of the center I find this one can be fiddle to do with dk and smaller yarns.

  2. Like someone else said, it's used in the Knit Picks Hue Shift Afghan pattern. It's also used in the Chevron Baby Blanket pattern by Espace Tricot. In the baby blanket pattern, they just call it a mitered decrease, but it's the same process you show here. Confused me when I first started the pattern, but once you do a few rows the shaping begins to show and it works out ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I would like to use this mitered square blankets but I cannot make this work for me. I can do the stitch but count wise it never works for me. It frustrates me so much.

  4. I have 2 older lace shawl patterns that used the terminology Cdd. I believe ( just my opinion ) it was older terminology.

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