SSK - How To

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on Oct 1, 2008 6:31 PM

 I looked up the SSK stitch in How To and that diagram is the same as interweave knits and other magazines.  My problem is whenever I do this stitch it comes out the same as if I k2tog - what am I doing wrong?

Thank you!

 

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AndreaW wrote
on Oct 1, 2008 8:28 PM

Hi...I'm only guessing here, but is it possible that you are slipping your sts straight across as if you were purling, rather than doing it knitwise so they actually turn to the right as you put them on your right needle? Then when you "knit them tog thru back loops" that right twist helps the whole dec slant towards the left.  Sounds weird I know!!!

   If not the problem...let me know...I'll think on it.

Take care,   Andrea

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spinzzygirl wrote
on Oct 2, 2008 8:26 AM

i think perhaps that you ARE knitting 2 tog.  You slip one stitch over, then the next stitch over ---without kniting them. It is the 3d stitch in the process that you actually knit. I hope this helps. I wish there was a way to post my own sketch, but i don't know how to do that, so there ya go.

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BonnieR wrote
on Oct 2, 2008 2:34 PM

 Use the power of the web.  Check out this great website for VIDEOS of most any type of knitting you want.  I learned to knit with this site.  I will put the link for one page below.  For me, watching a video works much better than looking at a drawing.

Good luck!

http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/decreases

 

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digiknit wrote
on Sep 24, 2009 12:39 AM

Thank you Bonnie .I benefit from seeing it done. Good advice. digiknit

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