I’ve been knitting Combination style for years – it’s what I taught myself to do when I wanted to switch from right-handed (English) to left-handed (Continental) knitting. And it’s nice to know that I haven’t been doing anything “wrong” all these years.
Having recently caught the lace bug, I am having difficulty translating paired k2tog and ssk stitches into Combination. Paired decreases at the edges of sleeves and such are easy enough – you do one decrease on the right side of a row and one on the wrong side. But after hunting through books by all the writers who champion Combination Knitting (Annie Modesitt, Pricilla Gibson-Roberts, Anna Zilboorg, Mary Thomas) I have been unable to figure out how to do the paired decreases. Mostly, when I knit lace, I just give up and revert back to regular Western-style Continental, in which purling is such a pain.
I know there must be a simple formula for this. Would anybody be kind enough to reveal it to me?