What does SSP stand for in knitting?

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.

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 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.)

What does Sl2K mean in knitting?

Normally I’d agreed with you and say that Sl2K means Slip 2 stitches knitwise.

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What does yo mean on a knitting pattern?

One of the easiest and most common ways to create an extra stitch in knitting is with a yarn over. Not only does this technique increase your stitch count by 1, yarn overs also leave you with a neat little eyelet that can be a decorative increase, an element in lacework, or even a buttonhole.

What does edge stitch mean in knitting?

The edge stitch, often called selvedge or selvage (self-finished edge), refers to the stitches on the left and right sides of a flat knitting project. A selvage can be one or more stitches wide.

What is the best way to decrease in knitting?

Make a new decrease by knitting two stitches together. Insert the needle through the next two stitches and knit a stitch. You will see how the decrease at the end of the row leans to the right. Repeat and knit as many decreases as you need.

Does p2tog lean right?

Decreases can also be worked in purl and similarly, a p2tog is right-leaning and an ssp is left-leaning. However, purl decreases are most commonly worked on the wrong side of the work.