Originally Posted by candy
I did not know that. I looked at Amys video and she says to slip purlwise unless you are dec then slip knitwise on the rs and purlwise on the ws but when she says to do a ssp you slip the stitch knitwise but previously she said to slip it purlwise on the ws. I am a little confused. are there any rules I can remember so I don't get them all mixed up.
The rules are what you just said above.
Slip pw unless you're decreasing - that's what a ssk is, so you sl kw for knits, pw for purls. A ssp is a little different, you have to sl the stitch kw or it won't lie flat on the other side.
That's really how I do all my slips, whether it's `right' or not. I slip them kw on the knit side, or if they're between k sts, and pw on the purl side. I don't slip at the beginning of a row, so I just ignore that part.