What Do the Initials SSK Stand for in Knitting?

What Do the Initials SSK Stand for in Knitting?

What Do the Initials SSK Stand for in Knitting?

The initials SSK in knitting stand for "slip slip knit." SSK is a basic method used in knitting that decreases the stitches, slanting them to the left. This method is often paired with "knit two together," which is a way to decrease stitches slanting them to the right.

To achieve the SSK decrease, the first stitch is slipped as if doing a regular knit, then the processed is repeated for the second stitch. Next, the left-hand needle slides to the front of both stitches, and they are knitted together. The "knit two together" method is executed by making a regular knit stitch, but instead of working through one stitch, it is achieved by going through two stitches.