knitting decreases

Quick and Easy Alternative to the “Slip, Slip, Slip, Knit” (SSSK) Decrease

We don’t use double decreases often, but when we do need to make one stitch out of three, we have a choice – an awkward “knit 3 together”, a tricky centered double decrease, or a time-consuming “slip, slip, slip, knit” (SSSK) decrease. But what if we need to make several double decreases in the same row, and …

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Centred Double Decrease in Eastern (Russian) Knitting

There were no centred decreases in Eastern (previously known as Russian) knitting decades ago. At least, not according to an old Russian knitting book that explains the basics of a traditional Eastern knitting style. Apparently, knitters were not worried about perfectly symmetrical decreases in their projects. They were more concerned about finishing their knits before …

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