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Thursday, January 12, 2006
I've always loved my method of left leaning decrease.
Slip 1, Knit 1, Pass slipped stitch over.
I think I've changed my mind.
I'm loving a new decrease this week. I say this week because I'm likely to change my mind next week.
I was working on my faux Jaywalker socks and I wasn't happy with the left slanting decrease. I'm still in love with the right slanting but the left just didn't seem good to me. It didn't match up. It looked somehow off.
Enter the Knitter's Handbook
3. This one is the old method - S1, K1, PSSO.
2. This is the next one I tried - K2tog through the Back Loop. It looks almost the same as SKP
1. This is the new one I started when I finally got out the handbook. They call it the knit decrease. You slip 1 stitch knitwise 2 times. Then insert the left hand needle into the front of the 2 slipped stitches that are on the Right hand needle and K2tog.
Ok, it may seem odd at first and a little fumbly but I kept at it. Now it's smooth going and my decreases are all matchy matchy.
What's this 2 new techniques within a month?
This is the year of the SKULL, the baby toes, and new techniques.