Which is your preferred left-leaning decrease? I hear good things about SSK, but I find it harder to manage than SKP (or S1 K1 PSSO, if you prefer it that way). I don’t notice a huge difference in appearance, but I’m still a newbie enough that I have to really study to tell if I just did a decrease row on a sock, or if it was straight knitting.
I have a mental image of a really good knitter looking at my decreases and thinking, “Poor boy, if only he’d learn to knit properly. He’s just wasting his time churning out the trash knitting he does. It makes me ashamed to hear him call himself a knitter.” OK, so maybe my imagination is a tad more vivid than other folks.
I know the conventional wisdom is that there is no wrong way to knit, but most of what I know I learned from Amy’s videos, so I tend to think her preferred way is the “right” way to do it, and anything else is dumbed down for clumsy amateurs like me.