How-to Video Tutorial: Slip, Knit, PSSO

I made this video for a student to show the proper way to work the Slip, Knit, PSSO (Pass Slipped Stitch Over) decrease. This left-leaning decrease is useful for knitting hats, socks, lace and much more.

Here's how it works: 

1. Slip the stitch from the left needle to the right needle without working it.

2. Knit the next stitch.

3. Pass the slipped stitch over the stitch you just knit. Ta-da! A left-leaning decrease!

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New video tutorials: Bobbles, k1 tbl, p1 tbl

Update! The pattern is now complete and ready for knitting! And it's FREE! Check it out here: Take the Trolley scarf.

I'm working on the latest Red Scarf Project pattern and in the process of the development, I have given the draft of the pattern to some intrepid test knitters. Right away they encountered a bizarre little bobble and some stitches knit and purled through the back loops of random stitches.

In an effort to A) Walk them through the techniques remotely and B) Make good on my plans to upload more videos to my YouTube channel, I present the following:

1: Make bobble

To knit my 2016 pattern for the Red Scarf Project, you need to know how to make a modified bobble. Here's how! Mb= make bobble: k1, p1, k1 all in the same stitch, then pass one stitch at a time over the first stitch.


2: K1 tbl

"k1 tbl" = Knit one stitch through the back loop. It's as easy as it sounds: you knit the stitch, but instead of knitting it through the front loop as usual, you knit it through the back loop.

3: P1 tbl

"p1 tbl" = purl one through the back loop. Sounds weird, feels even weirder, but the results are worth it!

There you have it, three new videos from KnitOasis HQ, where the filming location might have been chosen in part to include my pretty new floors.

Questions? Comments? Want to see more videos? Let me know. Now that I've edited and uploaded 3 in one day, I think I have the basic techniques down (except for sound, but then a silent video IS multi-lingual, after all) and I would love to improve on what I know while helping YOU improve on what you know as well! Thanks for watching!

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