What Is PSSO Knitting?
PSSO Knitting refers to pass slipped stitch over, which makes a bound-off stitch in the middle of a knitted row. Pass slipped stitch over is a decrease that appears in certain stitch patterns and in double decreases (decreasing 2 stitches at the same time). You can work it from the knit or purl side of your work.
PSSO Knitting or Pass Slipped Stitch Over is a decrease that appears in certain stitch patterns and in double decreases (decreasing 2 stitches at the same time). You can work it from the knit or purl side of your work.
How To Work A PSSO On The Knitted Side Of Your Knitting
Slip 1 stitch knitwise from the LH needle to the RH needle.
Knit the next stitch on the LH needle.
Insert the tip of the LH needle into the slipped stitch and bring it over the knitted stitch and off the needle as if you were binding off.
How To Work A PSSO On The Purl Side Of Your Knitting
Purl 1 stitch.
Slip the next stitch knitwise to the RH needle, and return it in this changed direction to the LH needle.
Transfer the purled stitch (from Step 1) from the RH needle to the LH needle.
Insert the RH needle into the slipped stitch and bring it over the purled stitch and off the needle.
Here is an example of PSSO Knitting on video. As they say, nothing says it quite like seeing it in action.
This video below will show you how to do first a double decrease, and then the single decrease.
With PSSO in knitting, you may also see it abbreviated as SKP or simply all written out in the pattern as sl1, k1, psso.
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