The Knit 2 Together (k2tog) is a right slanting decrease: Knit 2 stitches together as if they were one stitch knitting through both loops. The Slip, Slip, Knit (ssk) is a left slanting decrease: Slip the first stitch as if to knit. … Slide both stitches from the right needle back to the left hand needle.
What does knit 2 together mean?
Knit two together is the most basic method of decreasing stitches. It makes a decrease that slants slightly to the right and is often abbreviated as K2Tog or k2tog in patterns. To “knit two together” is just like making a regular knit stitch, but you work through two stitches instead of just one.
What is the difference between SSK and k2tog TBL?
K2tog-tbl does not produce the same result as SSK: with k2tog-tbl the stitches get twisted (they don’t in the SSK). The two stitches do look different. … And if you don’t like the ‘wiggly line’ that sits above a column of SSK decreases, work the stitch that sits above the decrease, in the even rows/rounds, tbl.
What is the opposite of k2tog?
A purl two together through the back loop (P2Tog TBL) stitch is exactly the opposite. It is most often used to decrease and twist on purl rows.
How do I make SSK neat?
How to Slip Slip Knit (SSK) More Neatly
- Slip 2 stitches individually as if to knit.
- Insert left needle tip into the fronts of these 2 slipped stitches.
- Knit the 2 slipped stitches together; 1 stitch decreased. To neaten this decrease on the next round or row, work this stitch through the back loop.
Is SSK the same as PSSO?
I don’t understand the differences!” Some of you might even be surprised to learn that the ssk and the sl-k1-psso do the same thing!
What is knitting SSK?
An ssk is a single decrease that leans to the left. This differs from a k2tog which leans to the right. An ssk helps you shape your fabric for what is called directional shaping. SSK = Slip 1, slip 1, knit the 2 slipped stitches together through the back loop.
What is a TBL in knitting?
(P TBL) means to purl through the back loop & (K TBL) means to knit through back loop! So, instead of knitting and purling through the front part of the loop as you normally would…you will just go through the back side of the loop!