Centered Single Decrease (csd)
The Centered Single Decrease is magically slant-less. It is worked over three stitches, decreasing one, and resulting in a remaining two stitches, all without creating a left or right lean.
Oh and fun fact… some people refer to it as Bunny Ears Back!
First, work a left-leaning decrease over two stitches, similar to an ssk, but you slip both stitches knitwise…
Slip one knitwise.
Slip a second stitch knitwise.
Insert the left needle into the front of both slipped stitches, knit together.
Next, you’ll work a right-leaning decrease over two stitches, the first of those stitches you will have to pick up…
Insert the left needle into the second of the just-decreased stitches, placing it onto the left needle, ready to be worked…
Insert the right needle into the next two stitches to k2tog.
Practice, Practice, Practice
Put this new technique to work with our Top + Bottom Top.
The Top + Bottom Top is worked from the bottom-up. Cast on in a fingering weight and then rapidly decreased using csd to continue at a larger gauge!