How to Slip Slip Knit (SSK) English style
Give Them The Slip (Slip, Knit)
Stitch Mount And The Ssk
To perform an ssk, first slip two stitches, one at a time, as if to knit. The reason they are slipped as if to knit, and individually rather than together, is to adjust the stitch mount of the stitches. This will produce a slant that is the opposite of the k2tog decrease.
Getting To Decrease
The ssk can be a challenging decrease, especially for beginners. There are a couple of tricks that may help you. The first that I recommend is to use a Lifeline. you can see videos of how to use a lifeline here: How To Use The Lifeline. The other trick you can do, is after you slip the two stitches as if to knit, slip them back (this time, as if to purl, so the change in stitch mount remains) and then knit them together thru the back loop. This is the trick if the action of knitting them together on the right hand needle is too confusing.
How to decrease K2tog (knit two together) english style
Knitting two stitches together (k2tog) is the most basic decrease stitch in knitting. K3tog just means to knit three together!
Advanced Step: How to Cable 4 Front
The C4F (cable four front) is sometimes also called a T4F (twist four front). Depending on your pattern these may be different stitches.