SSK Problem

scottly's picture

I don't know why this is bothering me all of a sudden but I've noticed that on my sock gussets my K2tog's are nice and smooth but my SSK's are a bit "lumpy". Generally I don't do a reall SSK but K2tog through back loop but I can't see that there is really any mechanical difference between the two so what could I be doing wrong? I really don't notice the lumpiness on the SSK's in the toes nearly as much.


Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Another trick I've seen for

Another trick I've seen for SSK is to slip the first stitch knit-wise, slip the second stitch purl-wise, then finish the stitch as usual. It is supposed to make the stitches lay flatter and less noticeably. Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

PaganCub's picture

only thing that comes to my

only thing that comes to my mind right now is that when you knit TBL (twisted), the knit stitch crossing itself adds a little bulk; *2* knit stitches crossing themselves would add *more* bulk. if you dont like the SSK, you could always SKPSSO (slip one knit one pass slipped stitch over last knitted stitch)
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The "techknitting" blog

The "techknitting" blog discusses this issue and various approaches to it in great detail. I suggest checking it out.

scottly's picture

OMG, what a great site -

OMG, what a great site - that's exactly what I needed. Thank you!