Slip, Slip, Knit (SSK)

  • The slip, slip, knit (SSK) is a left-leaning decrease, which means it combines two stitches into one. When you look at the finished stitch, you'll notice it slants slightly to the left.

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    • The k2tog and ssk are often referred to as "paired decreases" — which means you might use both in a project, keeping a right slant on one side of your project, and a left on the other side.

    1. 1. Slip two stitches from your left needle to your right needle knitwise (insert the right needle as if to knit, but don't wrap the yarn, and instead just transfer the stitch from the left needle to the right).

    2. 2. Insert your left needle through the front legs of the stitches you just slipped, going through them from left to right.

    3. 3. Wrap your yarn around the right needle, and pull the loop through the two stitches on your left needle.

    4. 4. Drop both slipped stitches from your left needle.

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