Does it matter how you decrease? I am working on a hat where I need to decrease (knit 2 tog). when I did my last one, I struggled a lot on this. I just could not seem to get my needle through both stitches. No matter how loose I tried to make the row that I was going to have to do this to, it just was always too tight.
I was just on knittinghelp.com and saw several other different methods of decreasing. One seemed really easy. It was to slip the first stitch, knit the next one and then pull that first one back off over the second one (like in binding off). This is something that I know I can do.
Can I use this method? Will it make a difference in my final results?