Maybe someone out there can help me out. I've made one pair of socks on DPNs (currently starting my second pair). I was able to avoid ladders, by making sure the first stitch on a new needle was really tight and by evenly distributing the stitches around the needles.
However, on closer inspection I have discovered that both socks have ladders along one side of the foot gusset. The socks I made were top down with a square heel flap and decreases on both sides for the gusset. The side with the k2tog decreases was fine, but the side with the ssk decreases has ladders all the way down. I remember that while I was knitting I noticed that my ssk's tend to be loose and I tried to pull the yarn tight, but it didn't work.
Is there another stitch I could use instead of a ssk? Maybe a k2tog tbl? They seem like they might have a similar result.
Or is there something else I could try?
I've started a second pair of socks and I finished turning the heel but now I'm afraid to start the gusset and then have to rip it back.