Slip slip knit (ssk) is a left-leaning decrease method. To ssk you simply reduce the number of stitches in your row of knitting by slipping 2 stitches knitwise from your left-hand needle onto your right-hand needle. Then, you slide the tip of the left-hand needle into both of those stitches knitting them together.
What does slip slip knit together mean?
SSK = short for slip, slip, knit, meaning that you slip 1 st, slip the next, then put left needle back into the slipped sts and knit them together. This will create a decrease leaning to the left.
Is SSK the same as k2tog TBL?
K2tog-tbl does not produce the same result as SSK: with k2tog-tbl the stitches get twisted (they don’t in the SSK). The two stitches do look different. … And if you don’t like the ‘wiggly line’ that sits above a column of SSK decreases, work the stitch that sits above the decrease, in the even rows/rounds, tbl.
Is SSK the same as PSSO?
If there is one question I get all the time, it’s “Which left-leaning decrease should I use? I don’t understand the differences!” Some of you might even be surprised to learn that the ssk and the sl-k1-psso do the same thing!
What is SSK?
An ssk is a single decrease that leans to the left. This differs from a k2tog which leans to the right. An ssk helps you shape your fabric for what is called directional shaping. SSK = Slip 1, slip 1, knit the 2 slipped stitches together through the back loop.
What is k2tog TBL?
basic single left-slanting decrease k2tog tbl. Knitting (or purling) two stitches together through the back loops is a decrease that slants the stitches to the left on the knit side of the work. It is abbreviated as k2tog tbl (or p2tog tbl).