Frequent question: What is SSP in knitting?

What does SSP in knitting mean?

ssp is an abbreviation for slip, slip, purl. This is quite similar to the ssk, but happens on the purl side. Completing an ssp creates a decrease in your knitting because you are getting rid of two stitches and replacing them with one stitch. … Move these two stitches back to the left needle.

Which way does SSP lean?

And thus, SSP is often called “left-slanting”, even though, it’s leaning towards the right on the purl side of your project.

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.

Is SSK left-leaning?

SSK — Slip, slip, knit: a left-leaning decrease.

Is SSP the same as p2tog TBL?

The purl 2 together through the back loop (p2tog tbl) and slip slip purl (ssp) both lean right on the purl side and left on the knit side and correlate with a right-side slip slip knit (ssk). (Note that p2tog tbl and ssp are about the same, except that a p2tog tbl twists the stitches and an ssp does not.)

Which way does p2tog slant?

The P2tog slants to the right when viewed from the front of the work (like the K2tog). To work a P2tog: Insert the right needle into the first two stitches on the left needle as if to purl (from right to left).

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