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Thank you. Now I know what's going on with my sock decreases. The ssk stitch was looking sloppy to me and I couldn't think of a way to fix it.


For more on neat left-leaning decreases than that little throwaway hint, you might check out what Nona had to say about them, here, and in the two posts that refers back to; that will give you several more choices to try out. In my experience, once you've practiced it a bit so it's no longer awkward, the SSP on the prior or subsequent row is the cleanest match (it's the one Ms. Hiatt recommends), but of course that can't be done in the round; in the round, I find my personal best choice to be setting up the decrease with clockwise wrapping on the prior row (this eliminates the slipping steps), but this is an area where execution really comes into play, so your personal best choice may well be different from mine.


Thank you so much for this! I have been struggling with ribbing forever. I'm going to try your method as soon as I get home!


Thanks so much..



My question: I've read in a few places that purling an eastern stitch (wrapping clockwise) after, and before? a cable will close up that loose hole. But be sure to ptbl of that stitch on the next row. But what about circular knitting? When I come to that stitch the back leg is mounted forward, so should I ptbl even though I am knitting circularly?

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