Monday, January 16, 2006
How to Decrease the Number of stitches in your Knitting Project.
Last night I unraveled about three inches of my top down cardigan. This is because the pattern calls for ssk (slip slip knit) as one of the ways to reduce the number of stitches on the row and thus shape it around my figure. The way I understand to knit ssk is to slip 2 stitches knitwise onto the right needle then stick the left needle into them and knit them both together. Doing this was leaving a huge hole in the middle of my cardigan. So now I’m reknitting it. Instead I’m k2tog (knitting 2 stitches together) to decrease the number of stitches in the row. I’m probably doing ssk wrong but you know what? k2tog works so that‘s what I‘m doing.