How to Slip Slip Knit (SSK) Continental 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 YO (yarn over) continental style
The YO (yarn over) stitch is produced by wrapping the yarn around the RHN (right hand needle) in the same direction you wrap when knitting.
Advanced Step: How to Insert a Lifeline
The Lifeline will save your knitting, that's why it has that name! Use a contrasting color of yarn and a yarn needle to follow the path of your needles.