I’m close to the decreases for the following hat pattern:
The decrease is explained as follows:
After every marker SSK, (slip, slip, knit. Put the needle in the 2 stitches as if to slip them off the left needle on to the right one, but knit them together instead, This give you a left leaning decrease, and preserves the twisting of the stitch on top.)
Now I have seen the ssk video on the website, and by all accounts, you usually slip the two stitches knitwise and then knit them.
However, is this pattern a special case? The whole hat is worked in 1x1 ribbing, but by knitting in back of the stitches to twist them.
The decrease explanation above does not say how to put the needles into the two stitches, but would I not want to put them in back of both stitches, so when I knit them, I twist the decreased stitches also? The description mentions about perserving the twisting during the decrease.
Or does a traditional ssk make a twist. I wouldn’t have expected it to.
Any advice greatly appreciated