Slip, Slip, Knit Variation (ssk)
This variation on ssk is often attributed to Elizabeth Zimmerman and Meg Swansen.
This is a left-leaning decrease.
It looks the same on the right side as ssp.
It mirrors with the right-leaning decrease k2tog.
Slip one stitch as if to knit.
Slip a second stitch as if to purl.
Insert the left needle into the front of the slipped stitches and knit. Since you don’t re-orient the left-hand stitch when you slip it as if to purl, it is twisted as it lies under the right-hand stitch. Proponents of this variation say the decrease is smoother, and a better mirror image of the k2tog.
Decrease How Tos:
Right-Leaning Single Decreases
Left-Leaning Single Decreases
Right-Leaning Double Decreases
Left-Leaning Double Decreases
Centered Double Decrease
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