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.


The full step-by-step photo tutorial about this method, is a part of the Knitting Collection #6. Once you order your copy of this collection, you will instantly receive a “big PDF” (370 pages!) with this and 43 other tutorials included in the collection.

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If you enjoyed this tutorial,
here’s something else you might find helpful:

“Matching Cast Ons and Bind Offs” Book

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“Neat Side Edges” Book

Learn twelve ways to make side edges of a knitted project nice and tidy. Plus, ways to fix side edges, and a way to improve edges of finished projects.


Happy knitting!

Maryna Shevchenko - www.10rowsaday.com

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