There is nothing wrong with the “slip, slip, knit” decrease that is commonly known as an SSK. It forms an even line of decreases that slants to the left and works great to shape all kinds of projects – hats, shawls, sweaters, cardigans, bags and toys.
But if we can make this decrease even neater and, at the same time, easier to make, why not?
I learned this method from an old knitting book. Apparently, this way used to be more popular than the SSK we use now. Once you give it a try, you will quickly understand why previous generations of knitters liked this technique so much.
Here’s how this method works step-by-step.
Aside from speeding up your knitting, this way of making a left-slanting decrease forms a flatter line of decreases that looks neater and more uniform. It happens because one of the decreased stitches is twisted.
The full step-by-step photo tutorial about this method, is a part of the Knitting Collection #5. Once you order your copy of this collection, you will instantly receive a “big PDF” (336 pages!) with this and 46 other tutorials included in the collection.
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