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Old 05-17-2009, 04:44 PM   #1
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Confused by instructions - SSK/SSP
Hi everyone, I haven't been here for a while (Life has been happening, the way it does sometimes, and getting in the way of knitting) but I'm back now and, surprise surprise, I'm asking for help.

I want to start knitting Vyvyan Neel's Friday Scarf from Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/friday) but reading over the pattern in advance, I found the following in the list of abbreviations:

SSK = slip, slip, knit these 2 sts together
SSP = slip, slip, purl these 2 sts together

Surely if I slip a stitch (or two stitches) it (or they) will then be on the right-hand needle. How am I then supposed to knit (or purl) it?

I'm really hoping someone can help a poor inexperienced knitter!

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Old 05-17-2009, 04:46 PM   #2
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Scroll down on this link to the bottom and you'll find both videos.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-glossary
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I'd just found this and headed back to apologise for being dim! Thank you!
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Old 05-17-2009, 05:33 PM   #4
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I'd just found this and headed back to apologise for being dim! Thank you!
No problem!
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:31 PM   #5
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I usually slip one knitwise, knit one, then pass slipped stitch over, as that's what I learned and I never got my head around SSK in American patterns
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It's virtually the same decrease, just done a different way. I use them both and can't tell the difference when I'm done.
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