Yarn over (yo)
K1, p1 rib
Stockinette stitch (St st)
Open and Closed Fans (multiple of 9 sts + 2)
Rnd 1: K2, *yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; repeat from * around.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rnd 3: K1, *yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; repeat from * around, ending with k1.
Rnd 4: Knit.
Repeat Rnds 1-4 for Open and Closed Fan st.
This is part of a pattern for socks, but I've no idea what 'ssk' means.... can anyone help?
If you are from London UK, "ssk" is really: "knit 2 tog thro back loop". That's why the pattern says: ssk, k2tog. You slip 1 stitch onto the right hand needle, then you slip the next stitch as well. Then you push the left hand needle thro the front loops of the 2 stitches you've slipped onto the right hand needle and knit them together. (This is the explanation of "ssk" in the American pattern book I bought.) I did all this and realised it was another way of saying "k2tog tbl".