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Old 02-25-2007, 10:14 PM   #1
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SSK...I'm confused
The Beanie I'm knitting says to:

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Begin decreases.
Row1: *SSK, k1 p1 k1 p1* around
I'm a little confused by the SSK. I looked at the Knitting Help Glossary . There are two different ways to do it, and I'm not sure which to use, and I'm not sure if I'm supposed to be slipping purlwise each time or knitwise. Help?
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:22 PM   #2
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Renna,

Unless the pattern specifically tells you which way to slip the two stitches, I'd slip them purlwise. But, if you decide to slip them knitwise, be consistent and slip all the SSK's knitwise (or purlwise), whichever way you decide.

Hope this helps.

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Old 02-25-2007, 10:24 PM   #3
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Okay, Mary, I'm going to go for it. I'm anxious to finish this beanie. Thank you! :D
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:34 PM   #4
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Actually, for SSK you slip knitwise, because they come out twisted if you do it purlwise. It's pretty much the same as sl 1, k 1, psso.

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It's pretty much the same as sl 1, k 1, psso
Now I'm confused again. I thought that SSK was to slip 1, slip 1, then knit those two together off the right hand needle.
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:57 PM   #6
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They're both left-leaning decreases, and some people prefer one over the other.
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:07 PM   #7
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Okay, so then it doesn't really matter much one way or the other, I guess. Thanks, Ingrid.

I wish I were a bolder knitter. I always freeze up when facing something new, so afraid I'll royally mess it up. Thank God for this website, and you helpful people.
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:28 PM   #8
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Hi Renna,

Don't be afraid to try new things with your knitting. The worst that can happen is you decide to frog a little.

You never know, you may invent (or "unvent" to quote EZ) something new and wonderful.

We'll always be around to help if you need it.

There's NO wrong way to knit!

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Thanks for the encouragement, Mary.
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Yea! I finished the hat and it looks great. One down, and many more to go, of my Christmas gift list.
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