Easier Alternative to the Slip Slip Purl Decrease

Easier Alternative to the Slip Slip Purl Decrease

We do not use this decrease very often, but when we do, it is usually uncomfortable. The “purl” part of the “slip slip purl” decrease means that we should purl two stitches together through the back loop. So we twist our wrists to insert the right needle from left to right under the back legs of two stitches. Not comfortable at all.

There is an easier way to make the same left-leaning purl decrease. This way does not involve any awkward moves, and it forms a decrease that is less bulky than the classic “slip slip purl” (SSP) – great bonus for any projects, especially the ones worked in a thick yarn.

This decrease is made in five simple steps

To make the decreasing line on the knit side of the work nice and neat, knit the stitch resulting from the decrease in the next row.


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Happy knitting!

Maryna Shevchenko - www.10rowsaday.com

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Easier Alternative to the Slip Slip Purl Decrease | 10 rows a day
Easier Alternative to the Slip Slip Purl Decrease | 10 rows a day
Easier Alternative to the Slip Slip Purl Decrease | 10 rows a day