Slip Slip Knit (ssk)

Slip slip knit (ssk) is a common 1-stitch decreases in knitting that leans to the left. If you look at the reverse side of an ssk, it looks just like a ssp (slip slip purl), which leans to the right. This decrease is often used opposite k2tog to create symmetrical shaping. Learn how to ssk in this tutorial.

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SSP (Slip Slip Purl)

Slip Slip Purl (ssp) is a 1-stitch decrease often used on the wrong side of your fabric or in a purl section on the right side of your fabric (such as in a purl column of ribbing). It is knit similarly to the ssk, and there are 2 ways to correctly knit a ssp. In this video, I’ll show you both ways, focusing on the one I like best.

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P2tog (Purl 2 Together)

Purl 2 together (p2tog) is a decrease that is often used on the wrong side of the fabric, or on the right side in a purl section (such as in the purl column of ribbing). It is just like purling normally, except you work in 2 stitches at the same time. Learn how to knit p2tog, what it looks like, and other similar stitches in this tutorial.

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