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Old 11-03-2010, 07:05 PM   #1
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Left slanting decrease problem
Is there an alternative to the SSK or SKP left slanting decrease when you are knitting in the round? The problem I have is when I am knitting in the round (knitting a sock), there is always a gap between the stitch before the left slanting decrease and the left slanting decrease stitch itself, so when you put the sock on and stretch the stitches out, it looks like there's a ladder there. The only solution I've found is to sew the stitches together from the inside of the sock after it's done, so the gap is pulled together by the sewn stitches. Is there a different/alternative way to do the left slanting decrease when you are knitting in the round, so that the gap doesn't happen?
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:16 PM   #2
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You can try knitting two together through the back loop; or slip 1 as if to knit, slip one as if to purl, and then knit them together through the back loop.
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:22 PM   #3
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You could try keeping the slip st on the very tip of the R needle and don't stretch it while passing over.

I've also found a way to ssk that looks a little more like k2tog - slip the 2 sts separately, leave on R needle and insert the L needle from R to L to ktog, like a reversed k2tog.
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:54 PM   #4
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I saw somewhere where Cat Bordhi has a different method. She calls it the "Hungry Stitch." She slips the stitch in the row before it's supposed to be in the SSK so it's tighter when you get it in the next round. I'm pretty sure it was on YouTube, but you can Google it to be sure.
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