I’m working on Silver’s socks tutorial (and it’s coming along great! It’s so exciting!) and I just had a question about one of the instructions.
I’m in the gusset shaping part where I’m decreasing every other row, and I’ve been wondering about the method of decreasing on needle #3. Why do you have to slip the two stitches and then put the needle back through them to knit them together? Why can’t you just knit them together like the stitches on needle #1?
Really, I’m asking because getting that needle back into the two stitches is ever alkjfsakljdsflkj. Why do I have to do it this way and will it come out the same if I don’t?