Decreases on the Purl (Wrong) Side

Thinman's picture

I've finally gotten to the cap shaping on the sleeve I'm knitting and need some advice on the decreases. The pattern says to decrease one stitch each side for 16 rows. All the decreases up to this point have been on the right (knit) side and I've been using slip-slip-knit (SSK) first and knit-two-together (K2tog) for the second. How do I decrease on the wrong (purl) side? Would it be SSP then P2tog?

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Thinman's picture

Thanks for the advice. This

Thanks for the advice. This technique seems to be working pretty well. Appreciate the help!

MathewGnagy's picture

If you're looking at the

If you're looking at the wrong side of the fabric, you will want to do a p2tog on the RIGHT-hand side and ssp on the LEFT-hand edge.

Make sure that your ssp is worked as follows, sl2tog purlwise, turn the loops the other direction together (as though you are making a twisted purl) and then p2tog, This produces exactly the same appearance on the right side of the fabric as an ssk.

working an ssp as slip1, p1 psso...will not produce the correct result. It appears as a bizzare right slanting decrease.

Mathew

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thanks for the tip, Mathew.

Thanks for the tip, Mathew. That will probably help me in the future. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Those should work pretty

Those should work pretty well. However, as a personal disclaimer, SSP has never worked well for me....I don't know if it is a "self taught lefty/ mildly dyslexic" kind of thing or what. Good luck and hope it works out well for you. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.