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Slip, Slip, Slip, Knit (sssk)

Slip, Slip, Slip, Knit (sssk)


Slip, Slip, Slip, Knit (sssk)

This is a left-leaning double decrease.
It looks the same on the right side as sssp.
It mirrors with the right-leaning decrease k3tog.

Slip, Slip, Slip, Knit (sssk)

Slip three stitches as if to knit, one at a time.


Slip, Slip, Slip, Knit (sssk)

Insert the left needle into the front of the slipped stitches.

Slip, Slip, Slip, Knit (sssk)

Knit.


Decrease How Tos:

Right-Leaning Single Decreases
Knit Two Together (k2tog)
Purl Two Together (p2tog)


Left-Leaning Single Decreases
Slip, Slip, Knit (ssk)
Slip, Slip, Knit variation (ssk)
Slip, Slip, Purl (ssp)
Knit Two Together Through Back Loop (k2tog tbl)
Purl Two Together Through Back Loops (p2tog tbl)
Slip One, Knit One, Pass Slipped Stitch Over (sl 1, k1, psso)
Right-Leaning Double Decreases
Knit Three Together (k3tog)
Purl Three Together (p3tog)
Left-Leaning Double Decreases
Slip, Slip, Slip, Knit (sssk)
Slip One, Knit Two Together, Pass Slipped Stitch Over (sl 1, k2tog, psso)
Slip, Slip, Slip, Purl (ssp)
Centered Double Decrease
Centered Double Decrease (cdd)



Read the full article, Decoding Decreases
Download a handy pdf with Decoding Decreases and instructions for all of the decreases.
 

Sandi Rosner is a knitter who wears many hats: designer, technical editor, writer and teacher. She loves the little details that elevate a knitting project from homemade to handmade. Follow Sandi‚Äôs blog at knittinginwinecountry.blogspot.com.