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Old 12-22-2006, 11:00 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
I think that with an ssk, you're knitting the twisted stitches through the back loop, essentially, so it untwists them.
Not when I make them. I know there's an `improved' ssk, where you slip the 2nd st tbl, but I don't see how that's an improvement as it twists the 2nd st. My SSKs are basically like a sl, k1, psso. Sl knitwise, k the next stitch, then pass the slipped stitch over as if I'd knit it. Maybe I've been doing it `wrong'.

No, I haven't.... I just looked at Amy's video of SSK and that's exactly how I do mine.

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Old 12-22-2006, 11:15 AM   #12
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When I do a ssk, I slip two stitches knitwise, individually, then reinsert my left needle through the front of those stitches on the right, so basically the right needle is in the back loops of the stitches on the left and then knit from there.
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Old 12-22-2006, 11:50 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
When I do a ssk, I slip two stitches knitwise, individually, then reinsert my left needle through the front of those stitches on the right, so basically the right needle is in the back loops of the stitches on the left and then knit from there.
Okay, yeah. That's the same way I do it, too.

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Old 01-02-2007, 02:44 PM   #14
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Is there anyway for an SSK to not be a decrease?
I have a pattern that says to do a given number of SSK's in a given round as well as do 4 k2tog's. However, when finished with the round the pattern says that I will only have decreased by the 4 k2tog's. Is the pattern wrong?
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Re: Is there anyway for an SSK to not be a decrease?
Originally Posted by kristila
I have a pattern that says to do a given number of SSK's in a given round as well as do 4 k2tog's. However, when finished with the round the pattern says that I will only have decreased by the 4 k2tog's. Is the pattern wrong?
Can you type out the instructions for that round?

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Sure, I will do that when I get home; it's from Two Old Bags.
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Here is that round's instructions:
Starting with 160 stitches; Knit 54 sts to 1st marker. Slip marker, ssk and k to 2 sts before 2nd marker, k2tog. Slip marker, k 54 sts to 3rd marker. Slip marker, ssk, knit to 2 sts before BOR marker, k2tog. After each descrease round you will have two stitches less between the markers. For example, after this round you will have 156 sts total.

As I typed it, it occured to me that the error was in reading the pattern. Perhaps I should only do 1 ssk at a time, not as I did originally which was 'ssk and knit' up until 2 sts before a marker. Thanks for any advice.
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Originally Posted by kristila
Here is that round's instructions:
Starting with 160 stitches; Knit 54 sts to 1st marker. Slip marker, ssk and k to 2 sts before 2nd marker, k2tog. Slip marker, k 54 sts to 3rd marker. Slip marker, ssk, knit to 2 sts before BOR marker, k2tog. After each descrease round you will have two stitches less between the markers. For example, after this round you will have 156 sts total.

As I typed it, it occured to me that the error was in reading the pattern. Perhaps I should only do 1 ssk at a time, not as I did originally which was 'ssk and knit' up until 2 sts before a marker. Thanks for any advice.
Yes, that's correct; you would ssk, then knit the stitches until 2 before the marker, k2tog, etc.

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Thanks. I wish the pattern had send 'then' not 'and'. :)
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But all patterns are written obscurely to exclude people who don't know the `secret knitter's language'.

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