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DPN(s) ~ Double Pointed Needles 

Short (usually 6-7 inches in length) knitting needles in sets of 4 or 5, with points on each end, used for knitting in the round in small circumferences, such as socks. 

 

Decrease

The act of knitting or purling two or more stitches together to decrease the number of stitches on your needles.