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Old 10-29-2007, 03:50 PM   #1
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ssk isn't slanting
hey all,

thanks so much for answering my question about yarn overs. it really helped me!

now i have another problem. :( (can you tell that i'm kinda new at this? lol)

i'm trying to knit a triangle for a bikini sort of pattern. i'm not using a pattern, i'm just making it, because here i am figuring, 'it's a triangle, how bad could it be?'


in any case, i am knitting in stockinette, and decreasing on the knit side. i am knitting through the back loops so that it doesn't do the curling thing.

at the beginning of my knit row, i k2tog in the normal way (through the front loops) and it's decreasing just fine. however, i get to the end of the row, and try and knit SSK, and... i don't see a decrease.

what am i doing wrong? :(
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Old 10-29-2007, 03:54 PM   #2
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Without watching what you do, I don't think anyone can tell you with certainty why you aren't getting a decrease. Have you gone back to an online tutorial and checked your technique?
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Old 10-29-2007, 04:13 PM   #3
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Are you slipping the stitches knit-wise? I did my first SSK last night on my clogs. I almost slipped them purl-wise and then remembered I was supposed to slip them knit-wise. I'm not sure if this could be the problem but thought I'd throw it out there. Slipping the stitches knit-wise twists the yarn and makes for a tighter stitch. Just a thought.
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Old 10-29-2007, 04:47 PM   #4
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hi mrs davis+farmwife --

yes i checked the video on this site and i'm doing it correctly, and slipping knit-wise.

i just realized that i might be doing the wrong slant-side. like i think i'm doing the left-slant decrease when i really want a right-slant? i'm really bad with stuff like that though so i think i'm confused...
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Old 10-29-2007, 10:00 PM   #5
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You should try doing the SSK at the beginning of the row and the k2tog at the end. That way they'll both slant toward the center / \
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Old 10-30-2007, 01:57 AM   #6
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suzeeq --

that was exactly the problem, thank you!
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