Oct 16, 2014

How to SSK (slip slip knit)…a knitting tutorial!

by Angela | 18 Comments

How to SSK # (1)

SSK is a great technique to add to your knitting knowledge!   It can sound intimidating at first, but you’ll love how incredibly easy it is!  It is a decreasing stitch that simply means to “slip slip knit”.  After this, you will be able to tackle any knitting project with this stitch!

How to SSK # (2)

Slip the first stitch on the left needle as if to knit, onto your right needle.


How to SSK # (3)

This is what your first slipped stitch will look like.How to SSK # (4)

Slip the next stitch on your left needle, onto your right needle.

How to SSK # (5)

Two stitches slipped onto right needle.How to SSK # (6)

Now, insert your left needle through the fronts of both stitches on your right needle.How to SSK # (7)

Wrap your working yarn around your right needle and knit them together as you would a regular knit stitch.How to SSK # (8)

There you have a finished SSK!  Wasn’t that easy?!  I hope this helps you in your knitting journey, and gives you the skills to keep on knitting!  Want to try this stitch out on something fun…find it on my patterns here:  The Fox Hat & Cowl Set or The Mermaid Braid Beanie

Happy Knitting!

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  1. Heidi says:

    Your instructions we’re by far the easiest for me to understand SSK thank you for posting this

    1. Angela says:

      Fantastic Heidi, so happy it helped you! 🙂

  2. Brenda says:

    Couldn’t you just k2tog tbl?

    1. Angela says:

      k2tog tbl will create a twisted stitch, ssk will create an untwisted stitch. Both are left leaning decreases though.

  3. Pauline says:

    Thank you, great instructions,have never used this stitch, but in a pattern I am knitting @ present it is called for, so thanks again:>)

  4. Karen says:

    I tried to sign up for you newsletter but it said it wasn’t active??

    1. Angela says:

      Sorry for any inconvenience! The issues been resolved 🙂

  5. Tamie says:

    What is the difference, please, between ssk and knit 2 together?

    1. Angela says:

      SSK will make your stitches lean to the left, k2tog with make your stitches lean to the right!

  6. susan buckley says:

    I hope you will do more instructions for knit stitches. Your instructions are very clear to see and easy to follow and understand. thanks so much.

  7. Jashu says:

    Nicely explained the technic.

  8. Louise gilpin says:

    Thank you very helpful.

  9. Alyssa says:

    How any stitches do you cast on? I keep trying and I keep losing stitches and not having enough to finish thank you (:

    1. Angela says:

      How many stitches you cast on will depend on the pattern you’re making and will be listed on the pattern 🙂

  10. Kathryn says:

    Thank you so much! Very easy to follow.

  11. Linda says:

    I like it

  12. Tammy says:

    Thanks for the easy visual instructions for ssk!
    Much easier to understand!

  13. Fran Roesch says:

    Finally directions that explained the technique in English.

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