I too have jumped on the seamless hybrid bandwagon. I'm making this sweater for my hubby for Valentine's Day. I was motoring along quite nicely until it came time to make the "saddles". I'm working back and forth on the saddle sts, working an ssk on the knit side and a purl 2tog on the purl side and slipping the first stitch of each row...as directed. My SSK decreases have turned out horribly loose and sloppy! I have never had this problem with an ssk dec before and have no idea why this is happening. I tried to ignore it hoping blocking would help, but then I started to pick up the "saddle" for the back of the neck. When I get to those loose sts and try to dec for the saddle, it creates a big hole that looks just awful! Here are some pics of what I'm talking about, I hope someone can please HELP ME!!