Quadruple decrease most often used in lace knitting and circular motifs.
Knit three stitches together through the back loops for a left leaning double decrease.
Knit three stitches together for a right leaning double decrease.
Garter stitch and short rows team up for shaping – perfect for crescent-shaped shawls.
This lovely stitch is found in many patterns, but I just love when it is executed Japanese-style! I demonstrate this method here for both Western and Continental knitters.
In circular knitting, does your ssk decrease line look a a bit sloppier than your k2tog decrease line? Check out this simple fix for a smooth and tidy ssk in circular knitting.
A left leaning decrease worked on the wrong side (purl) of the fabric. When viewed from the right side, it closely resembles an SSK.
A left leaning double decrease often found in lace work.