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How to Slip, Slip, Knit

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Slip, slip, knit (ssk) is a common form of decreasing in knitting. It leans to the left, while the knit 2 together (k2tog) decrease leans to the right. Designers will specify which decrease to use, since the different directions can be design elements in the pattern.

Step 1

Slip the next stitch knitwise to the right needle.

Step 2

Slip the next stitch knitwise to the right needle. You now have two unworked stitches on your right needle.

Step 3

Insert the point of the left needle through the front of both unworked stitches.

Step 4

Knit these two stitches together through the back loop.

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