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Jun 11, 2012 14:35:26   #
stanshoney
 
I know how to do ssk, but recently needed to decrease on a purl row. Is there a way to do this? or does one just purl 2 together? It didn't look to me as if there was a noticable difference between edges when purling as there is in decreasing on a knit row.
 
Jun 11, 2012 14:57:09   #
Leonora
 
Just purl two together as a normal purl stitch, it's the way to do it, unless you are advised in the pattern to do it a different way, which would be unusual.
Jun 11, 2012 21:28:33   #
stanshoney
 
Thanks, Lenora. It looked like it was OK to do that. Just wondered if I was missing something.
Jun 12, 2012 08:40:40   #
Fluffysmom
 
Try SSP.
Jun 12, 2012 10:07:55   #
Linda6885 (a regular here)
 
Actually there are two techniques to do this making the resulting stitch slant differently like the ssk and the k2tog also slants left, or right.
Here is a video showing you how.
http://youtu.be/vikNenjZyl4
Jun 12, 2012 10:59:10   #
tamarque (a regular here)
 
There is a site call Stitch a Day knitting. He has videos on different stitches. The one this week was called the Reverse purl decrease. You might like to see it as a different technique to use.
 
Jun 12, 2012 14:25:12   #
stanshoney
 
WOW! I've been knitting for over 50 years, and there is always, always something new to learn. Thank you all so much.
Jun 12, 2012 14:52:54   #
tamarque (a regular here)
 
Actually I gave the name of the stitch video site a bit wrong. It is called New Stitch A Day and is a video site.
 
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