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.
Slip, slip, knit (abbreviated ssk) results in a left-slanting decrease. The slip, slip, knit decrease is the mirror image of knit 2 stitches together (k2tog): It slants to the left.. Do the same with the next stitch. Insert the LH needle into the front loops of these stitches (left to right).
On the purl side of the work, the decrease is called slip, slip, purl (ssp). In the same way as ssk, slip the 2 stitches on at a time as if to knit to the right needle. Purl them together through the back loops (see the FAQ on purling through the back loops for detail).
"Slip Slip Knit", or SSK, is a term often found in knitting patterns.. Rememberâ€“â€“
Learn to knit, by mastering the slip slip knit, also known as the ssk, in our how-to. Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available.