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I am wondering which is the "correct" (if there is one) of doing the PSSO. I looked at several sites and they do it differently. I see the pass a stitch (same as slip stitch?) but then it looks like one person does a knit stitch and the other a purl. Whichever is done, the passed (slip stitch) stitch is them put over the knitted or purl stitch. So it is a decrease. Will either knit or purl give the same result. Or will one lean left and the other right? :roll:
Then they talked about doing something with 2 stitches but that's a question for another day! Right now the pattern I was looking at says PSSO. Baby steps!

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I hope I'm not wrong on this but I think the psso leans to the right regardless of knit or purl and the k2tog leans left. psso can be done either on a knit or purl stitch. The psso is a decrease. I have learned this while making a decorative flower for a scarf.
 

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It depends upon the pattern. If it says Slip 1, K1, PSSO - then it is slip 1 as if to knit, then knit 1, then pass the slip stitch over the knitted one. To me, this is a left slant because it slants to my left.

If it says to slip 1, P1, PSSO - then I think I would slip one as if to purl, purl 1, then pass the slipped stitch over the purled one.

K2 tog which is to knit 1 together slants to my right.
 

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So if your next stitch after the slip is a knit, you slip as if to knit, even if it doesn't say that? (and if your next stitch is a purl you slip as if to purl) I'm confused. The videos I looked at all show it different ways. How do I know which to use - trial & error? I would like to learn the pattern but there doesn't seem to be a concensus of how to read the pattern directions.
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It depends upon the pattern. If it says Slip 1, K1, PSSO - then it is slip 1 as if to knit, then knit 1, then pass the slip stitch over the knitted one. To me, this is a left slant because it slants to my left.

If it says to slip 1, P1, PSSO - then I think I would slip one as if to purl, purl 1, then pass the slipped stitch over the purled one.

K2 tog which is to knit 1 together slants to my right.
 

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I've just seen PSSO in different patterns. It seems whatever preceeds it (K or P) is the way you do the slip, then you K or P and then pass the stitch you slipped over the one you K or P. Gets confusing when there are different ways to interpret the intend! :?
 

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Sometimes you have to tweak a pattern. Do what looks right to you. You may be surprised how you just might be right on track with what you know. And, like the results. Don't be sfrsid to tweak, Just make sure to write down what you did. If necessary do a lifeline. That way if you don't like what you did you can rip it. I have done that several times.
 

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bonster said:
I've just seen PSSO in different patterns. It seems whatever preceeds it (K or P) is the way you do the slip, then you K or P and then pass the stitch you slipped over the one you K or P. Gets confusing when there are different ways to interpret the intend! :?
everything i have ever read says that ALL slip sts are done purlwise unless the pattern says differently.....the point of the sl is to lay the st the direction it was going before the sl so purlwise does that...and your other contributors are right about what comes before.....that can be any of several different combinations....PSSO simply means Pass Slipped Stitch Over......what comes before may be different than the last pattern you did...it usually is paired with k2tog as they lean in different directions....
 

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That is what I thought - slip purl wise. That's the way I am going to try it. Even the videos are different. Thanks. I guess bottom line is anything goes!
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bonster said:
I've just seen PSSO in different patterns. It seems whatever preceeds it (K or P) is the way you do the slip, then you K or P and then pass the stitch you slipped over the one you K or P. Gets confusing when there are different ways to interpret the intend! :?
everything i have ever read says that ALL slip sts are done purlwise unless the pattern says differently.....the point of the sl is to lay the st the direction it was going before the sl so purlwise does that...and your other contributors are right about what comes before.....that can be any of several different combinations....PSSO simply means Pass Slipped Stitch Over......what comes before may be different than the last pattern you did...it usually is paired with k2tog as they lean in different directions....
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I agree with always slipping purlwise unless the pattern specifically directs you otherwise. (One exception would be a SSK, in which case you always slip knitwise - but that is simply how that particular stitch is defined.) Whenever you are going to PSSO, whether the slipped stitch is being passed over a knit stitch, a purl stitch, a k2tog, or several individually knit or purled stitches, you don't want to change the original orientation of the slipped stitch.
 
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