Become a
Yarn Nation VIP! FREE!

__________


Join over 30,000 New Stitch VIPs
and Receive:

            • Daily or Weekly email updates of all our FREE tutorials
            • Giveaways and contests just for members
            • Free LIVE online workshops
            • Special discounts on classes, ebooks, and patterns

            Simply click the button below to become a FREE VIP member today!

            GET SIGNED UP!

How to Knit The Slip Slip Knit (SSK) Decrease


[Editors Note: Did you know we're got a FREE class available? Yup! Sign Up for the Top 6 Sweater Making Secrets and learn how to choose a sweater pattern that will make you look fabulous. Watch Now!]

music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latchxe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

This video will help you learn how to knit the slip slip knit (ssk) decrease. This technique is used to remove stitches from your knitting and help shape your work. You will need to know how to decrease in order to knit hats, sweaters, and some mittens and gloves. This particular decrease technique has a left leaning slant and is used with the knit two together (k2tog), which slants right, to keep your decrease balanced when doing shaping on a garment.

Skill: Intermediate

Abbreviation: ssk

Step 1: Slip the first stitch off the main needle onto your working needle.

Step 2: Slip the second stitch off the main needle onto your working needle.

Step 3: Insert your main needle knitwise into the two stitch that were slipped onto your working needle.

Step 4: Wrap your working yarn over your working needle (the needle on the bottom).

Step 5: Pull the yarn toward you through both stitches with your working needle.

Step 6: Slip both stitches off the main needle.


USA