Five Ways to Knit an SSK-like Decrease

Technically, there is only one way to make an SSK – a decrease that makes the stitches slant to the left. But there are 4 more ways to make a decrease that does the same. Let’s take a look at all of them and decide which one is easier to knit and which one has a better look.

One small note before we get started – purl all stitches in every wrong side row when making these decreases.

So here are they are, the 5 ways to make a left-slanting decrease. Which of them is the best? Of course, it depends on your needs. If you want to use a decorative decrease, choose decrease #5. If you are looking for the easiest one, it will be the decrease #3. For the neatest look, choose decrease #4.

To me, the best one is #2 – it is quite easy and has a nice neat look. Too bad I didn’t know about this decrease sooner 🙂

The full step-by-step photo tutorial about this method, is a part of the Knitting Collection #1Once you order your copy of this collection, you will instantly receive a “big PDF” (190 pages!) with this and 22 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

Discover six pairs of cast on and bind off methods that form identical edges on projects worked flat and in the round.

“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 -

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