How to Knit The Slip Slip Knit (SSK) Decrease

Stitch Description

This video will help you learn how to knit the slip slip knit 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.

Editor’s Note: Be sure to grab your at the end of this post. It’s completely FREE!

Video Tutorial

Materials Used

Lion's Pride Woolspun

Woolspun, with an exquisite range of neutrals and vivid classic colors, will quickly become your go-to yarn. The 12-ply construction means that garments drape beautifully and afghans and warm weather accessories have a cushiony soft bounce to them. Sold exclusively at Michaels and

Get This

Clover Takumi Bamboo Needles

Takumi is light in weight with a warm natural touch. Bamboo is the ideal material for making knitting needles. The finest bamboo is used to manufacture knitting needles with accurate specifications. Each knitting needle is polished for smoothness. Practical bamboo improves with age, making these special Takumi Bamboo needles a long-lasting addition to your knitting bag.

Get This


Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count

  Pattern Repeat 

Stitch Characteristics


Pattern Instructions

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.

Swatch Photos

Rate This Stitch

Crochet Stitches

Bobbles & Puffs Chevrons & Ripples Colorwork Edgings Lace & Shells Squares & Motifs Textured & Plain Tunisian Crochet

Crochet Techniques

Abbreviations Foundation Chains Seaming Shaping Tips & Tricks

Knitting Stitches

Cables & Arans Colorwork Edgings Knits & Purls Lace & Eyelets Ribbing Shapes & Motifs

Knitting Techniques

Abbreviations Bind Offs Cast Ons Finishing Techniques Fixing Mistakes Shaping Tips & Tricks
//----------------------------------------- // Content Template: Stitch Template+ - end //-----------------------------------------