Slip Slip Purl (SSP)

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About

The slip slip purl is a one-stitch decrease that leans to the left on the knit side of the work.

Procedure

Western Method

Standard Method

  1. Slip the next two stitches individually onto the right needle as if to knit.
  2. Slip the two stitches back onto the left needle, keeping them in the twisted orientation created by slipping them as if to knit.
  3. Insert the left needle through the back loops of both stitches from back to front.
  4. Purl the two slipped stitches together through the back loops.
Tutorial Video

Modified Method

The modified method for the slip slip purl twists the first stitch of the decrease, which in certain situations can cause it to lay flatter and be less stretched out.

  1. Slip the next stitch onto the right needle as if to purl.
  2. Slip the next stitch onto the right needle as if to knit.
  3. Slip the two stitches back onto the left needle, keeping them in the same orientation as they are on the right needle.
  4. Insert the right needle through the back loops of both slipped stitches from back to front.
  5. Purl the two slipped stitches together through the back loops.
Tutorial Video

Related Stitches

Reverse Side: Slip Slip Knit (SSK)

Paired Right-Leaning Decrease: Purl Two Together (P2Tog)