The Alternative Slip Slip Knit (SSK) Decrease

About this Stitch Pattern

The Alternative Slip Slip Knit Decrease is a variation of the Slip Slip Knit decrease. It’s a method of removing stitches from your work to shape your work. This method makes a left leaning decrease, and is a mirror of the Knit Two Together decrease. The Alternative SSK modifies the SSK to make a slightly flatter decrease.

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Stitch Pattern Instructions

  • Step 1: Slip first stitch knitwise with working needle.
  • Step 2: Slip the second stitch purlwise with the working needle.
  • Step 3: Insert your main needle into the two slipped stitches on the working needle.
  • Step 4: Knit the two stitches together.
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