Frequent question: What does SSK mean in knitting UK?

The ssk (or slip, slip, knit) is a has a rather counter-intuitive name because it is not really as it seems. You are doing more than just slipping and knitting, you are in fact decreasing a stitch by slipping two stitches and then knitting them together through the back loops.

What is SSK in knitting pattern?

ssk is an abbreviation for slip, slip, knit. It involves slipping two stitches from the left needle to the right needle (one at a time, please) and then working them as though they were one stitch using an interesting maneuver illustrated below.

Is SSK the same as k2tog?

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 SSK stand for?

SSK

Acronym Definition
SSK Slip, Slip, Knit (knitting)
SSK Conventional Submarine (Conventional Attack Submarine)
SSK Self-Service Kiosk (vending machine)
SSK Single Shot Kill (gaming community)

How do you pull through a cast off?

How to “pull through” to cast off

  1. At the cast off edge, break the yarn leaving a long tail. …
  2. Take the darning needle through the first live stitch on the knitting needle. …
  3. Pull the darning needle all the way through the stitch, and let the stitch fall off the knitting needle.
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