Tuesday, October 17, 2006

~ ssk ~

Since Tracy asked I'll try to explain the ssk. Iris Schreier herself said, she's using a different method now, then in the book. You see here both sides of the beginning of the triangle scarf. One side (top) has a neat little ridge, which is not prominent but clean and nice. The other side (down) has no ridge at all.
This is how I do it now:
When you come to the point where you knit together both triangles (or whatever- diamonds etc.) you use the last stitch of the first triangle and the first stitch of the new triangle.

slip1 knitwise, slip1 purlwise, put both back on left hand needle, knit those two together knitwise, turn, slip1 knitwise, knit to end.

That's it. That's what I did this morning and that's what it looks like.


I've tried everything else and this was the neatest fabric.

I hope it helps. ;o)

8 comments:

Carrie K said...

It looks good, Monika. Much more matched decreases that way.

wollsocke said...

....danke monika, genau an diesem schal sitze ich und hätte ihn schon in die ecke knallen können...erst hatte ich eine total blöde anleitung, mit der ich nicht zurecht kam und gestern hat es dann geklappt, aber ich habe die maschen abgehoben, dann gestrickt und übergezogen, nur ist das nicht so schön....also deine variante wird auch noch versucht....

Tracy said...

How kind of you to explain this. It looks os nice and neat. Thanks Darlin'!
BTW I've been reading you blog for months and month and really do enjoy your blog and your work is fabulous.

franse-sabine said...

hast du prima herausgefummelt.......
jetzt nur noch zur praxis: wieviel länger dauert diese variante beim stricken?? so auf eine schal-länge kann das ssk ganz schön oft vorkommen! die ursprüngliche variante ruckelt sich nach dem waschen/spannen noch ein wenig zurecht, aber diese abfolge wäre bei manchen garnen echt die alternative - habs im hirn......

Myra Baylin said...

I really like the look of your join, but I don't understand your directions. If you slip 1 knitwise and then slip one purlwise and put it back on the left needle, you aren't changing the second slipped stitch. It goes back onto the left needle the same way it came off of it. What am I missing? I'd really appreciate your explaning it. Thanks, Myra

Monika said...

Hi Myra. If you slip knitwise the stitch gets twisted; if you slip both sts knitwise both get twisted and form a higher (bigger pump). It the second slipped stitch gets slipped purlwise (nothing's changed as you've noticed) the whole thing is flatter. As I said, that's what I did here and it's nicer looking as the usual knit together's I've done before. I'm no expert, I just tried until I had a result which I liked. ;o)

Myra Baylin said...

Thanks, Monika. I'm going to give it a try on the needles. I really enjoy your blog. Great photos of your projects!

Myra

Monika said...

Thank you Myra! I do enjoy my knitting. Had a bad day today and am looking forward to picking up the needles. ;o)