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  1. Tips for knitting your first sweater – Knits of Steele
    February 2, 2021 @ 2:49 pm

    […] I know this sound so confusing! Here’s a useful tutorial from Tin Can Knits on how to slip-slip-knit. […]

  2. Love Note Sweater: Yoke (3/6) | Tin Can Knits
    June 18, 2020 @ 6:04 am

    […] chart’s text instructions. This lace pattern has increases (yarn-overs) and decreases (k2tog, ssk, and sl1-k2tog-psso) on every round. Note: there are no ‘plain’ rounds in between, like […]

  3. Love Note Sweater: Body and Sleeves (4/6) | Tin Can Knits
    June 18, 2020 @ 6:02 am

    […] up a total of 8 sts for your size, then pick up 10 sts. On the very next round, work a decrease like ssk or k2tog to join the held stitches together with the picked-up underarm stitches. This helps to […]

  4. How I’ve Gotten Better At Knitting for Dolls PHOTOSSS!! – Hannah's Dolls
    June 11, 2020 @ 7:08 am

    […] Written and photo tutorial from Tin Can Knits. […]

  5. How to sl1-k2tog-psso – slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over | Tin Can Knits
    April 1, 2020 @ 1:08 pm

    […] decrease.  Other left leaning double decreases are SSSK (slip, slip, slip knit… similar to ssk) and k3tog-tbl (knit 3 stitches together through back loops).  For a right leaning double decrease […]

  6. Patricia
    January 1, 2020 @ 2:11 pm

    Thank you so much for this tutorial. In England we tend to S1,k1 pass skip at over, that works the same way. Thanks again.
    I’m loving the Bunny vest Flopsy.

    • alexaludeman
      January 2, 2020 @ 7:50 pm

      It’s ALMOST the same, but the effect of the finished stitch is slightly different.

  7. Victoria
    December 12, 2019 @ 2:08 pm

    I feel like I am misunderstanding the short row heel. I’m making an adult large and the first row instruction is sl1, k6, k14, ssk, k1 which is a total of 24 stitches out of the 24 stitch heel flap. Which means there is no gap for me to ssk over on row 3. I’ve knit these socks before for kids and dont remember having this issue. Thank you so much I have knit many of the simple collection and love it all.

    • alexaludeman
      December 12, 2019 @ 2:43 pm

      Hi Victoria – It would be just k14, k6 is for the smallest size, does that help?

  8. Jackie
    June 28, 2019 @ 2:38 am

    Is that not just knit 2 together through back of loop

    • alexaludeman
      June 28, 2019 @ 2:12 pm

      Hi Jackie – it’s similar, but not quite. By slipping the sts knitwise you are re-orienting them, which give a slightly different overall effect.

  9. barbarag.
    January 4, 2019 @ 7:55 am

    I also had a question on the ssk with the gothic lace- thank you for the easy to follow instructions- Barbarag.

  10. Barbara
    December 21, 2018 @ 8:51 am

    I am learning dbl pointed with the simple mittens-how do I stop a “run” in the mitten where I change needles?

    • alexaludeman
      December 27, 2018 @ 7:42 pm

      Hi Barbara – you want to give the first and second stitch after a needle change an extra tug. They are coming out a little loose it sounds like.

  11. stacy westerman
    December 8, 2018 @ 9:19 pm

    I am knitting the polygon blanket. Round 1 says [ssk, purl to last 2 sts before marker, k2tog]. There are 18 stitches within each marker, so I end up with 3 stitches before the marker. If I have to knit the last two together, does that mean I just slip off the third to last stitch?

    • alexaludeman
      December 10, 2018 @ 10:03 am

      Hi Stacy – I don’t think I understand. YOu are suppolsed to pur to the last 2 sts before the marker so if you are 3 sts before the marker you should purl one more then knit the last 2 sts together.

  12. Linda
    November 11, 2018 @ 3:06 am

    I am knitting the easiest mitts pattern but I can’t see that at the decrease you get 4 sets less, it seems to be three only, is this an error in the pattern?

    • alexaludeman
      November 11, 2018 @ 9:23 pm

      Hi Linda – no error. You should have 2 markers in the pattern and each decrease round decreases 4 sts.

  13. Gert
    June 21, 2018 @ 10:02 am

    What is the difference if you just knit two through the back loops instead of SSK?

    • Emily Wessel
      June 25, 2018 @ 4:31 am

      SSK lies a little bit flatter, because the stitches have been re-oriented when you slip them knitwise. But really, it’s pretty much the same thing!

  14. CBentz
    February 16, 2018 @ 7:41 am

    Well, Fiddlesticks, I have been doing this ALL WRONG! Thank you so much for the tutorials so I can go back & do it the right way.

  15. yardena
    February 11, 2018 @ 9:34 am

    Hi, Sorry if this is the second note you are getting from me. I don’t think the other note went through.

    I am knitting the Harvest sweater and all is going well. However , i am running into not understanding the instruction when it comes to the sleeves. “Decrease round: k1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 Knit 8 (8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 7, 6, 6, 5, 5, 5) rounds”

    Do I decrease continuous for 5 rounds ( I am size 3x) or do I decrease every 6th row?
    Your help will be greatly appreciated.
    Solong, Yardena

    • alexaludeman
      February 14, 2018 @ 12:39 pm

      Hi – You are decreasing every 6 rounds, so there are 5 rounds of just plain knit in between.

  16. Let’s Knit an Antler Toque | Tin Can Knits
    February 9, 2017 @ 12:43 pm

    […] decreases for this hat are fairly straight forward written out line by line. If ssk and k2tog are new to you, click the links for a detailed explanation. For the Antler Toque […]

  17. Let’s Knit some super simple mittens | Tin Can Knits
    December 1, 2016 @ 9:00 am

    […] you haven’t worked an ssk or a k2tog check out those tutorials as well. Got your last few sts? Great, almost […]

  18. Central Double Decreases: sl2-k1-p2sso and sl2tbl-p1-p2sso | Tin Can Knits
    January 21, 2016 @ 8:56 am

    […] decrease line that doesn’t slant to the left or the right, the way that the decreases k2tog, ssk, or sl1-k2tog-psso […]

  19. Sommerhitze – Alpakamütze? | My Fair Yarn
    July 28, 2015 @ 9:27 am

    […] voilà, das sogenannte slip slip knit in englischsprachigen Anleitungen. Sehr schön hat das Alexa Ludemann von tin can knits […]

  20. How to Knit Lace – an introduction to lace knitting | Tin Can Knits
    June 23, 2015 @ 12:00 am

    […] chart (and follow text instructions) – how to work lace increases and decreases (yo, k2tog, ssk, sl1-k2tog-psso) – choosing needles and yarn for lace knitting – how to block lace […]

    March 17, 2015 @ 3:17 am

    What a wonderful site this is. My mothers day gift to my Mum everything she needed to make your Thistle scarf, she was so pleased with it. She is almost 80 although very experienced, she couldn’t remember or didn’t know SSK, I don’t even knit but was able to tell her over the phone after looking at this site, everything is made so clear. I will stick to the crochet though, I love the wooden hook I bought.

  22. Sweater help! | Tin Can Knits
    March 6, 2015 @ 9:39 am

    […] new help page also includes links to all of our technique tutorials. Unsure of how to work an ssk? Need to work a lace chart? Curious about the smocking stitch? We have tutorials for that! If you […]

  23. Let’s Knit a Sweater | Tin Can Knits
    September 7, 2014 @ 9:37 pm

    […] round: k1, k2tog, knit to 3 sts before marker, ssk, […]