I am a new sock knitter and have now finished several pairs. Sometimes, not always, the dreaded slip slip knit seems to be a little sloppy. I've tried the improved slip slip knit and the slip knit pass slip stitch over. I'm trying to decide which I like best and am wondering what other people's preferences are and why.
I've got to be careful when I do decreases and look carefully at how they want the stitches leaning because I knit combined and Eastern. I'm going to try this method next time I need it because I hate doing SSK for K2tog.
Knitting to keep my sanity. It's working... kinda...
OTN: Dr Watson's Cable Crew Neck
OTN: Writer's Cardigan
Well, I've been knitting socks and doing what the pattern says, which is to do the decreases using SSK, but then I realized how sloppy my SSK stitches look n comparison to the K2tog stitches. I did some reading here and on Ravelry and realized a lot of people have the same problem with SSK and use a variety of other decreases to substitute and I was wondering which decreases other people have chosen to use and why.
How does the slip 1, k1, psso decrease look? It's the same as ssk, but some people think it looks tighter. To keep the ssk tight, just slip the sts to the tip of the R needle, don't stretch them out. That can help.