Monday Mishaps: … or not

All right guys, I will be honest. There really haven’t been all that many mishaps this week! It has been a week of finishing things and getting ready for Christmas. I have recently picked up a couple things that I had been working on and set down. I noticed one piece where I had mixed up the SSK and the K2TOG. During my Japanese Lace class at Vogue Knitting Live Chicago 2014 the teacher gave us a little tip that has saved me a lot of time.
When you are following a chart the symbol for SSK or K2TOG looks something like this.

Left

The box with a diagonal line through it can be a little confusing, which way is SSK and which way is K2TOG.

SSK K2TOG

The key is to point the needle in the direction the line within the box is slanted.

T2TOG

K2TOG

SSK

SSK

I know this was a little more of a Technical Tuesday than a Monday Mishaps, but I haven’t really messed anything up too badly this week. I’ll try my best for next week.