SSK

Here’s how to do an SSK (Slip Slip Knit) or left slanting decrease.

 

1. (Below) Knit to the place where you need the make the decrease.

 

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2. Insert the right hand needle into the first stitch on the left hand needle and slip it knitwise (as if to knit) onto the right hand needle. 

 

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3. Slip the second stitch knitwise onto the right hand needle as in 2.

 

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4. Slide the left hand needle from left to right, into the two slipped stitches and on top of the right hand needle.

 

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5. Take the yarn around the right hand needle and knit the two stitches together.

 

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6. The left slanting decrease is complete.

 

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