Originally Posted by sas978
The "ssk" is always proceeded by a yarn over...does this make a difference?
I have never read this, that SSK is always proceeded by a YO. Do you mean it is implicit in the pattern---we should just KNOW to do a YO before a SSK, or do you mean that a YO is stated in the pattern before the SSK?
I have been knitting for 40 years (!) and am having trouble with a shawl pattern; sometimes I knit for rows at a time and then, all of a sudden, I have one too few stitches. I seem to have tried everything and have never encountered a problem like this before, so I'm wondering if it's in the SSKs. ???