Knit 2 together is the standard for a right-leaning decrease, and it’s usually paired with a slip, slip, knit, which leans to the left.
But ssks are ugly. Some people improve the situation by slipping the first stitch as if to knit and the second as if to purl, but they’re still kind of ugly.
The knitter behind YarnSub has come up with an alternative called the slip, twist, turn decrease, which involves slipping one as if to knit, slipping and twisting one, then turning to the back of the work and doing a funky purl 2 together through the back loop.
It’s fiddly (the post calls it “tricky,” and it took 13 steps to explain it) but I’ve got to admit those decreases are lovely.
Would you try a different decrease for the sake of prettiness? I’d love to know if you try this one what you think of it.
[Photo via YarnSub.]