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Old 11-08-2007, 01:23 AM   #1
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Instep Decreases - ssk stitch problem
I am having the same problem on my second sock as I did on the first. The k2tog instep decreases on Needle #1 look great, but the ssk decreases on Needle #4 look terrible. They look big and sloppy and, when the sock is worn, the ssk stitches separate too much from the neighboring stitches so it looks like the sock has a run in it. I have no idea what I might be doing wrong. It seems like I'm keeping my tension uniform. Any ideas?
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:31 AM   #2
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Try doing slip 1, k 1, psso instead of ssk. They're nearly identical but skp might work out better in this case.
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:33 AM   #3
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Different people have different ways of knitting so although many people find ssk less sloppy than sl1k1psso, you may not. Check out http://techknitting.blogspot.com/ the 28/9 post describes a better way to do nice tight left-leaning decreases to match, and other posts around that date cover others.
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Old 11-09-2007, 10:28 PM   #4
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Thanks so much for the replies! That was a very informative and interesting link. I was going crazy trying to figure out what I was doing wrong.
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