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How to Slip, Slip, Knit

Slip, slip, knit (abbreviated ssk) results in a left-slanting decrease. The slip, slip, knit decrease is the mirror image of knit 2 stitches together (k2tog): It slants to the left.

Use an ssk decrease when you want to work symmetrical decreases.

To work a ssk on the knit side, follow these steps:

  1. Slip the first stitch on the LH needle (as if to knit) to the RH needle without actually knitting it.

  2. Do the same with the next stitch.

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  3. Insert the LH needle into the front loops of these stitches (left to right).

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  4. Wrap the yarn in the usual way around the RH needle and knit the 2 slipped stitches together.

To work an ssk on the purl side, follow these steps:

  1. Slip the first stitch on the LH needle (as if to knit) to the RH needle.

  2. Do the same to the next stitch.

  3. Keeping the 2 slipped stitches facing in this direction, transfer them back to the LH needle.

  4. Purl the 2 stitches together through the back loops.

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