Confession time: It's impossible for me to remember which way stitches for K2tog and SSK should lean in regular knitting, and the helpful tips I've seen so far . . . are, well, not helpful (i.e., the 2 in K2tog leans one direction and the S in SSK leans another direction, etc. etc. etc. WHAAAAAT?). Chalk it up to my inability to visualize words and numbers for very long!!
HOWEVER, today I discovered something: these two stitches lean in the same direction as your right needle points once you are set up to make the stitch.
Now, THAT I can remember because I can visualize doing the stitch right before making it!!! :woot:
Just thought I would share in case anyone else has difficulty remembering these two leaners (however, I suspect I'm not the first to figure this out).
P.S. And a special thanks to Annie Modesitt who pointed this same characteristic out for combination knitting; thus, helping me to figure out how to do left- and right-leaning decreases on purl rows--something I have yet to see any instructions/directions for online!!!