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SSP

SSP stands for “slip, slip, purl.”  It is the purl equivalent of the SSK decrease and makes a left-slanting decrease on the knit side.  In the variation, you don’t slip the second stitch; this makes the decrease look more like the k2tog decrease.

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Slip 2 stitches knitwise, one at a time.
Slip these stitches back to left needle.

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Purl 2 stitches together through the back loop—to do this, you have to reach around behind your knitting and put the right needle through
the second stitch first, then put it through the first stitch; purl the two stitches together from this position.



Another Way

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Slip 1 stitch knitwise.
Slip this stitch back to left needle.

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Purl 2 stitches together through the back loop—to do this, you have to reach around behind your knitting and put the right needle through
the second stitch first, then put it through the first stitch; purl the two stitches together from this position.