Saturday, May 09, 2009


I missed posting to the blog the last couple days. Ah well, life happens.

A light bulb moment happened about fifteen minutes ago. I discovered while reading over a pattern, that I have been doing ssk wrong ever since I started knitting. My version is to slip one stitch knitwise, knit the next stitch and slip the first stitch over the knitted stitch. The pattern defines ssk as "slip one stitch as if to knit, slip another stitch as if to knit, insert left-hand needle into front of these 2 stitches and knit them together"

I have never noticed that my ssk looked wrong or different. Do they differ? I still get a left slanting decrease.

If anything, I am excited to try out this new to me method.

As for the central park, I am planning on getting the second sleeve in today. Perhaps tomorrow i'll have a photo of me wearing the half finished garment. I am still debating over to knit a hood or not. I picked up a zipper the other day while out and about only to discover it's 4 inches too short.

Just as soon as I get a decent shot of myself wearing my new glasses, you'll get to see them too!

1 comment:

Stashaholic said...

I think the difference is terminology. From what I understand, older patterns are written sl1, k1, psso, which is what you were doing (and what I prefer to do). Newer patterns have the ssk version (which I find takes me a fraction of a second longer.

I go with whatever floats your boat - I don't see a difference.