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Old 01-28-2011, 04:54 PM   #1
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What is "ssk"? I've done what I thought was right for years. Now a new pattern I'm working on doesn't work out right. HELP!
Hello ladies - I am working on a pattern that contains 43 stitches. Here are the instructions on a particular row.

K1, k2tog, to last 3 sts, ssk, k1

This should equal 39 stitches when done. I have too many stitches left, so I'm thinking my version of "ssk" isn't THEIR version. Can anyone help me? I'm anxious to move on!
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:08 PM   #2
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K2tog and SSK are both decreases that decrease by one stitch. If you had 43 and that's all the decreases in that row then you'd have 41 stitches not 39.

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SSK is just like slip 1, k1, psso, only you're slipping the 2nd st too then knitting together instead of k1 and psso. You might sub the sl k, psso and see if your sts come out right. Are you sure you're supposed to start out with 43 sts though? The k1 k2tog and ssk, k1 are multiples of 3 so you should have 42 sts for that to work out right.
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