Learn How to Make a SLIP KNOT in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

Let’s make a Slip Knot, also known as our first stitch in knitting, in our Absolute Beginner Knitting Series.


ABOUT THE SLIP KNOT

Our beloved Slip Knot is the first stitch in knitting.

We begin every project with placing stitches onto our knitting needle.  This Slip Knot becomes our very first stitch of our knitting project.

You’ll see that our Slip Knot is different than just a regular knot. It slides, or slips, to easily make the correct size to fit securely and snuggly onto our knitting needle.


HOW TO MAKE A SLIP KNOT

The best way to learn how to make a Slip Knot is to see its creation in action. I encourage you to watch my video below for the entire process!

To begin, you will want to unravel about 20 inches of yarn, which is the point where we will create our slip knot.

Learn How to Make a SLIP KNOT in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

With the yarn in our right hand, we’re going to make a loop and have the yarn go over. Let’s try that one more time.

Learn How to Make a SLIP KNOT in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

Learn How to Make a SLIP KNOT in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

Learn How to Make a SLIP KNOT in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

Now, hold it right here with your two fingers here on your left.

Learn How to Make a SLIP KNOT in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

Then we’re going to take the yarn that’s attached to the ball and we’re going to make another loop that’s going to go from the bottom up through the top of that loop.

Learn How to Make a SLIP KNOT in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

Learn How to Make a SLIP KNOT in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

Learn How to Make a SLIP KNOT in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

Learn How to Make a SLIP KNOT in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

Hold onto it, and then taking both strands of yarn, just lightly pull and we simply cinch it into a slip knot.

Learn How to Make a SLIP KNOT in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

Learn How to Make a SLIP KNOT in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

Learn How to Make a SLIP KNOT in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

Learn How to Make a SLIP KNOT in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

Learn How to Make a SLIP KNOT in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit


VIDEO How to Make a Slip Knot for Knitting

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For a complete look at how to make a Slip Knot, you can watch my video above. Subscribe to my YouTube channel Studio Knit for more fun knitting ideas and check out the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series Playlist on YouTube.


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Practice Making a Slip Knot

Here’s a simple suggestion for what to do next that will help you stay on track in the Series.

Pretty simple… make a Slip Knot! Practice making a slip knot with your yarn a few times until you feel you have the hang of it.  Next, we will cast on our yarn and this Slip Knot is our first stitch of knitting.

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