Yet another SSK alternative

I’m calling it Grumpy’s SSK
sl1 knitwise
sl1 pwise TBL (twists the stitch)
k2tog tbl (twists the 2nd st again)

I’ve just done mitered square type decreases - ssk, k1, k2tog - and it’s the best looking ssk I’ve used yet.

So who already does it this way? I can only call it Grumpy’s SSK if it’s my unvention which I doubt.

I don’t know how well you can see it, I’m not patient enough to wait till tomorrow and better light.:tap:

I’ve never come across that decrease before, but I’ve tried it out on a sample and I think you’ve come up with the closest to an invisible left leaning decrease.

If I were you I would be temped to approach some of the big ‘names’ in knitting eg Meg Swanson, Techknitter, etc to see if any of them have come across ‘your’ method and, if they haven’t, go ahead and claim it as your own.

You like it? Cool. Tinking it is a a bear. If people like it and use it, or if others are already using it, I really don’t care what it’s called. I never thought about asking any big names about it. Wonder how you contact TECHknitter. If she posted about it a lot of people would see it. I don’t care what it’s called, if it works for you use it.

I tried it because of a discussion I came across. People were insisting that in his video on New Stitch A Day Johnny is slipping the second stitch purlwise through the back loop. I had to see what happened when I actually did sl pw tbl.

Yes, I do like it. Easy to learn and do, works well for flat or circular knitting, can be done close to the edge or in the middle of a row. I have found knitting the stiches together can [I]sometimes[/I] be a little tight, but not so much that it puts me off the near perfect results.

I went onto TECHknitters Blog and looking at any of her posts her email address it at the bottom her article(s), and just above the comments from other people, in pale grey where the copyright dates are listed.

The only reason I suggest contacting some of the ‘names’ was because they might have come across this decrease whether via the net or in real life at the various classes and ‘road shows’ that they do.

I looked at the video you linked to and Jonny is actually slipping the second stich Kwise tbl, but because it doesn’t twist the stitch the result is the same as slipping Pwise. As this lead to you having a ‘What would happen if …?’ moment and getting a great result kudos to you, :yay: some of the great discoveries of the world have happened that way.

I maintain that slipping pw tbl would be the same motion as p tbl. Either way, as long as we get the desired results that’s all that matters.