Posted by Alexa Ludeman. The ssk (or slip, slip, knit) is a has a rather counter-intuitive name because it is not really as it seems. You are doing more than just slipping and knitting, you are in fact decreasing a stitch by slipping two stitches and then knitting them together through the back loops.
What does slip slip knit mean?
ssk is an abbreviation for slip, slip, knit. It involves slipping two stitches from the left needle to the right needle (one at a time, please) and then working them as though they were one stitch using an interesting maneuver illustrated below.
What does slip one stitch mean in knitting?
Instructions: To slip a stitch, abbreviated “Sl 1,” insert the right-hand needle into the stitch as if to purl (with needles tip-to-tip), and slide the stitch from the left-hand needle to the right needle without knitting or purling it.
Why do you slip the first stitch in knitting?
Slipping the first stitch of a row expands the edge stitch vertically, making it two rows tall. This means that you don’t get that weird uneven and twisted stitch that comes from working the edge stitch twice in succession. It makes the edges of a piece tidy and clean.
What does knit 2 together mean?
Knit two together is the most basic method of decreasing stitches. It makes a decrease that slants slightly to the right and is often abbreviated as K2Tog or k2tog in patterns. To “knit two together” is just like making a regular knit stitch, but you work through two stitches instead of just one.
What does Sl2K mean in knitting?
Normally I’d agreed with you and say that Sl2K means Slip 2 stitches knitwise.
How is SSK different from K2Tog?
The difference is that in SSK the two stitches are in the same order as before, while in K2tog they have swapped places (left to right).
How do I make SSK neat?
How to Slip Slip Knit (SSK) More Neatly
- Slip 2 stitches individually as if to knit.
- Insert left needle tip into the fronts of these 2 slipped stitches.
- Knit the 2 slipped stitches together; 1 stitch decreased. To neaten this decrease on the next round or row, work this stitch through the back loop.
What does s2k1p2 mean in knitting?
A S2KP, or slip 2, knit 1, pass the slipped stitches over (which may also be abbreviated sl 2 k1, p2sso) is a basic double decrease. It’s called a centered double decrease because it doesn’t really lean to the left or the right. Instead, the slipped stitches recede and the center stitch becomes prominent.
What does sl2 mean in knitting?
sl2, k1, p2sso is an abbreviation for slip two, knit one, pass two over. Slip two stitches together as if to knit, knit one stitch, then pass the two slipped stitches over the stitch you just knit.