How to make two gathered stitches


Have you heard about knitting technique called two gathered stitches? Or maybe you’ve read instructions stating you need to knit 2 stitches from 2? That’s what I’ll show you today.

Abbreviations I’ve seen for this tech are 2F2 or 2StF2. I’m sure there are many other abridgments, but that’s not the point. Point is, it’s very easy AND fancy knitting technique you’d be proud to show off.

You will be working only on RS row (unless pattern states otherwise), and WS rows are purl rows.

So, here’s the tutorial for “knit 2 from 2”:

Knit two together…

How to make two gathered stitches aka 2 stitches from 2

…leave original stitches on the left-hand needle…

How to make two gathered stitches aka 2 stitches from 2

…knit onto back loops of these two stitches again…

How to make two gathered stitches aka 2 stitches from 2

…and you’re done!

How to make two gathered stitches aka 2 stitches from 2 How to make two gathered stitches aka 2 stitches from 2



Now, how on earth should you use this stitch?

I’ll show you.

How to make two gathered stitches aka 2 stitches from 2This is the stitch pattern when you just work 2 from 2. The pattern will look something like this:

Cast on 10 stitches.

  • Row 1: *2F2* 5 times;
  • Row 2: purl;

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until the desired length.


Let’s switch things up a bit. Try this pattern:

How to make two gathered stitches aka 2 stitches from 2Cast on 10 stitches.

  • Row 1: *2F2* 5 times;
  • Row 2: purl;
  • Row 3: k1, 2F2 4 times, k1;
  • Row 4: purl;

Repeat rows 1 to 4 until desired length.


Picture tutorial for knitting 2 out of 2 technique

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