Better SSK

Tuesday Tip – Matching SSK & YOs

Tuesday Tip copyRecently I ran a knitalong with Creative Knitting for my Fan the Flames Cowl. Since you know, I’m gonna pack it full of tips and tricks that aren’t on the page, I thought I’d share some of my favorites here.

Here I go over the two things that drives a perfectionist lace knitter crazy. How to make their SSKs match their K2togs and making their YOs match in size.  I’ll tell ya the truth, there are three different tricks to making your YOs match, this is just one of them (I teach all three in Patty’s Knitting Bag of Tricks!)


Better SSK and Matching Size YOs

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  • Kris Huber Van Allen July 7, 2016   Reply →

    oh my, thank you for that “one step!” I have been knitting my ssk as slip as if to knit and slip as if to purl, but that first shortcut you show (without slipping the second stitch at all) is the same thing with less work. That one-step, though, is wonderful! Adopting that as my go-to for ssk. Thanks again!

  • Lonnie July 9, 2016   Reply →

    I own the “Knitting Bag of Tricks” but haven’t had the time to view the entire thing. Wished it was on Craftsy.

    Did I forget to mention that the matching yo’s is god sent because it tortures me every time I make them and it’s 50/50 whether they will match or not.

    Ok, time to put down the knitting and watch the video! I can’t do both at the same time.

    Again ………. Patty to the rescue!! Thank you so much.

  • Lindy Barnes May 6, 2018   Reply →

    Is there a way when knitting Fair Isle with more than 2 colors to keep the strands of yarn from tangling?

    Thank you

  • Pia June 8, 2019   Reply →

    The one step SSK is brilliant! Thanks.

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