# What does the knitting abbreviation SSK stand for?

## What does the knitting abbreviation SSK stand for?

Slip slip knit
Slip slip knit (ssk) is a left-leaning decrease method. To ssk you simply reduce the number of stitches in your row of knitting by slipping 2 stitches knitwise from your left-hand needle onto your right-hand needle. Then, you slide the tip of the left-hand needle into both of those stitches knitting them together.

What does K1 SSK mean in knitting?

slip, slip, knit
SSK = short for slip, slip, knit, meaning that you slip 1 st, slip the next, then put left needle back into the slipped sts and knit them together. This will create a decrease leaning to the left. This method gives the exact same dec result as “slip 1, K1, psso”.

Is SSK the same as 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.

### Is SSK the same as PSSO?

If there is one question I get all the time, it’s “Which left-leaning decrease should I use? 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!

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. Knit both stitches through the back loops together as if they were one stitch.

What is the difference between SSK and k2tog?

## What does the knitting term PSSO mean?

pass the slipped stitch over
Psso means “pass the slipped stitch over.” This technique is most commonly part of a decrease in lace knitting. You’ll sometimes see it in combination with instructions such as “sl 1, k2tog, psso.” But it’s also the same technique you use when binding off.

What is SSK and SSP in knitting?

ssk = slip, slip, knit Insert the left needle into the fronts of these two stitches and knit them together. One stitch is decreased. This decrease slants to the left. On the purl side of the work, the decrease is called slip, slip, purl (ssp). This decrease slants to the left.

Is SSK the same as K2tog?