Ssk vs k2tog

Am I crazy, or is this essentially the same thing?? I only learned of the ssk technique from the Stitch n’ Bitch book… but it appears to be a more complicated way to k2tog. Help?

They both decrease two stitches to one stitch but the slant the opposite ways. If I remember right the SSK slants to the left and the K2TOG slants to the right.

Yep - check out the vids on the abbrv. section about half way down the page. :thumbsup:

and because they slant in different directions, you generally use them as a pair when shaping. Check out the sections on increasing and decreasing in the Basic Techniques page - Amy’s got a great visual to help you see the differences between the various types of stitches.

The difference is that on an ssk you put the loops on the right hand needle separately which untwists them. The k2tog leaves the stitches twisted. At least if I am finally doing them right it does :smiley:

The difference is that on an ssk you put the loops on the right hand needle separately which untwists them. The k2tog leaves the stitches twisted. At least if I am finally doing them right it does :smiley: