Thursday, July 14, 2011

skp vs ssk



As I am progressing with the Jeweled Cowl, I am wondering if there is a difference between these two stitches: skp and ssk.

skp - slip one knitwise, knit one, pass the slipped st over
ssk - slip slip knit

In my knitting world these stitches are interchangeable - the produce is the same. The way that I knit, ssk is faster, so that is what I am doing instead of skp on Jeweled Cowl. Is one of these redundant? skp seems to be in my knitting world.

What do you prefer and why?

10 comments:

  1. I think I've heard that they do not look quite the same, but to me they are interchangeable in the way that I always do skp even if the pattern tells me to ssk... This is faster the way I knit. At least I've convinced myself that it is.

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  2. oi nu as cia tokiu kodu nesuprantu, skp ssk, cia partijos ar ka:)

    bet uztat koki grozi cia mezgi! galima lauktuviu uzsisakyt? (jei "nesikandzioja" siulai ;) )

    xx

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  3. I think my skps look more like my k2togs (but opposite, obviously!) than my ssks do. I don't know if that's just the way I do the ssks or not though, I'm probably doing something wrong. I've heard the ssks are supposed to look more like the k2togs but mine don't, so I just substitute skps now. Whatever works for the individual person is best, I guess.

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  4. I always thought that you could interchange those two decreases - don't they both lean to the left?? I always do the ssk. The cowl is looking REALLY good!

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  5. I'm not sure about the difference between those stitches but the shawl looks gorgeous!

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  6. They both lean left, so I find ssk easier to do in one smooth move rather than the slower skp. That beaded project looks so gorgeous!

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  7. Oh wow, that blue yarn is stunning! I love how the red contrasts against it.

    I always thought that they were just different ways of doing the same thing! I much prefer ssk too, it flows so much better than skp!

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  8. I always ssk. It's the one I do fastest, and it's never occurred to me to do it any other way.

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  9. I always ssk too. It is my favourite of all the decreases. So quick and easy and tidy.

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  10. This is seriously beautiful knitting. The purple is so vibrant! I really don't know if there's a difference between the two stitches, but I also prefer ssk.

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