Loom Knit Yarn Over, Knit 2 Together (YO, K2tog) Slip Slip K (SSK)

YO, K2tog means yarn over, knit two
together. Hey it’s Denise from Loomahat.com and in this video I want to explain a
technique that looks a lot more difficult than it really is.
Alright let’s begin. The technique is worked over two pegs,
with the YO being on the left and then the K2tog on your right.
You need to remove the loop from the peg on the left, where you’re going to do the
yarn over and bring it over to the peg on the right, so that you have those two
loops that you’re going to knit together. Now you can take your working yarn and
just place it flat over your peg as a YO and then wrap the second peg
to do an e-wrap and knit those two stitches together. That’s one option. In
my particular case, for my stitch pattern, I prefer to e-Wrap my yarn over. So I’m
going to completely wrap the peg and then I’m going to take the working yarn
and place it loosely over the two existing loops. I’m going to do the
true version of the knit stitch. So I’m going to scoop down the working yarn to
create a new loop, take the two existing loops off the peg and put the new loop
on and tighten my working yarn. Keep in mind that there are several
versions of the knit stitch and the pattern you’re using should tell you
which one to use when you’re doing the knit two together. Now let me show you
why I chose to do the e-Wrap on my yarn over as opposed just placing my yarn
flat. So here, I place it flat and then I knit off my two stitches together. By the
way you can do that one stitch at a time, it’s okay. But when you look at the back
you’ll see the difference between a e-Wrap yarn over and when you just place
the yarn flat. It’s not that one way is better than the other, it’s all about
what the project designer is trying to achieve. So you need to figure that out
before you start your project. I also wanted to show you the symbols on
a chart for the yarn over and a knit two together.
Notice that the symbol for the knit two together slant towards the right. That’s
because your decrease will slant to the right. The opposite of that is a slip
slip knit or skip skip knit which will slant to the left. If that last little
bit of information gives you a headache, don’t worry about it. Instead let me show
you. In general. the slip slip knit or skip skip knit is
just a mirror image of the knit two together. So this time you’re going to
take the loop off the peg on the right and move it over to the peg on the left,
okay. Then do your yarn over on the right I’m going to do an e-wrap and then
your knit two together on the left. The reason I showed you the symbols is
because it gives you a visual of where you need to put the knit two together.
At least for me, it helps me remember that the slip slip knit is a knit two
together but on the left and that the knit two together is on the right. I hope
that’s helpful and not confusing. So again, here’s a chart to give you the
visual that the knit two together is on the right and the slip slip knit is on
the left. Just for good measure, let’s see the yarn over, knit two together one more
time. I didn’t want to end the video without
showing you a stitch pattern done using the YO, K2tog. I love a
good stitch pattern and if you do too, check out my book Loom Knitting Stitches, The Top
Ten, Volume 1. And hey, thank you for watching this video and please if you
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19 thoughts on “Loom Knit Yarn Over, Knit 2 Together (YO, K2tog) Slip Slip K (SSK)

  • Thanks for symbols; I believe I will finally remember it since ssk does not really make sense in loom knitting but just remember the slant of the stitch!

  • That looks really cool. Will it curl at all? If I make this into a triangle shawl will it curl? Thank you for another great video!

  • Thank you. You answered three of my questions with just this one easy to understand video. Hope to see more from you.

  • Thank yo so so much for this! I have learned everything from you. You are a really great teacher and make things so easy to understand. It takes a special kind of person to have the ability to effectively teach someone. Keep up the great work! I'm looking forward to learning much more! Big hugs from California. πŸ’•

  • Thank you so much for this video. I love not only the fact that you showed it so clearly but also that you showed how the written pattern would mark these stitches.

  • that is great thank you so much and I did try to knit the YO, K2tog wow….and it is so easy……thank you LoomaHat for teach us

  • Thank you for sharing this video. I have a video that has ”yo, t2tog” and I have been looking everywhere for the information

  • Thxs Denise when u do this it makes sense but if it reads ”ssk-yo” I would want to slip peg 2 to 1 and then do yo after but u r saying move peg 1 to 2 so it slants to left. If it reads yo k2tog I would move 1 to 2 and YO would be first but it would slant to left. I am pulling my hair wht am I missing? Yikes

  • I think I got it. If I am knitting clockwise the K2TOG goes to the left bec it goes away from u, if I am knitting clockwise and I do ssk then I move 2 to 1 towards me. It makes a difference in the direction of ones knitting. Did I get it?

  • Hi Denise,

    I'm definitely the odd man out here!
    I'm trying to do a lace pattern which requires sk2p between 2 yarnovers. I can' find a video to show me how to do it on a loom. It's not in your book. Can you help?

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