SSK

This left lean­ing de­crease is easy to do, and the fin­ished stitch is neater than some other op­tions.

Knit Today Magazine - - HOW TO -

There are sev­eral com­mon op­tions for a left lean­ing de­crease. Pat­terns may also tell you to knit two stitches to­gether through their back loops (k2­togtbl) or to slip one stitch, knit the next one, and then pass the slipped stitch over the knit­ted one and (skp). How­ever, we think slip, slip knit (ssk) is the neat­est and eas­i­est way to do it, so un­less the pat­tern says oth­er­wise we use this one ev­ery time!

1 Slip the next two stitches knit­wise, one at a time, from the left hand nee­dle to the right hand nee­dle. This twists them to tighten them up.

2 Insert your left hand nee­dle through both front loops of the stitches you’ve just slipped, from back to front.

3 Wrap the yarn around anti-clock­wise and pull the loop to the front, and off the left nee­dle. You’ve de­creased one stitch.

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