I was working on a slouch cap for one of the kids earlier and part of the decreases was an ssk. I know what ssk means, but I’d never put it into practice so I came on over to see the demo video and my first thought was, “what a waste of effort, it’s just K2tog.” Then I realized, that for continental knitters, you’re actually untwisting the loop and then knitting the two loops together. So I just K2tog in my usual combined way, it turned out well.
Am I off-base here? Is that the whole reason behind slipping the stitches or is there something else I’m totally not seeing?