How do I decrease a stitch in knitting?
To do this, insert the right-hand needle into the first stitch and slip it to the right-hand needle without knitting it. Knit the next stitch. With the tip of the left-hand needle pass the slipped stitch over the second stitch. You’ve now worked a decrease and have one less stitch.
Is SSK a decrease in knitting?
The SSK makes a decrease that slants to the left and is often paired with knit -two-together knit (K2TOG), which is a right-slanting decrease. It is an easy technique to learn. The basics of this stitch are also used in several other stitches as well. It is almost identical to a cast-off method known as binding off.
Is SSK left leaning?
The trouble many knitters have is remembering which stitches lean which direction. Conversely, when you knit through the back of your stitch(es) — as with SSK or m1L — you insert the working needle from right to left. The needle points left, and the resulting stitch will lean left.