In the last post I showed you how to make the right leaning decrease or k2tog (knit two together). Today I will show you the the k2tog’s counterpart, the left handed SSK. For righties these abbreviations tell you what to do when making the stitch: K2tog=knit two together, SSK=slip, slip, knit. I think about these decreases instead in terms of their slant. So, for me they are the right leaning decrease (k2tog for lefties) and left leaning decrease (ssk for lefties) since the abbreviation does not match how I make the stitch.
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Start by putting your working needle (the left one) two stitches in from the tip of the right needle.