Learn How to Make a SLIP KNOT in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit
The Slip Knot is your first step in beginning to knit. Every knitting project begins by placing stitches onto our knitting needle. It slides, or slips, to easily make the correct size to fit securely and snuggly onto our knitting needle. Keep reading to immediately learn my 5 Easy Steps with written and photograph instructions, as well as my up-close video tutorial demonstrating how to do so with real-time action.
 

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


WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A SLIP KNOT IN KNITTING?

A Slip Knot is your first stitch in knitting. It is an easy way to take your working yarn and create a loop that slips to fit your knitting needle. Once you have your Slip Knot on your needle, you are ready to begin Casting On your stitches.

DO YOU KNIT THE SLIP KNOT?

After you have Cast On, it’s your choice if you knit the slip knot at the end of your first row of knitting. In my videos, I chose to knit through the Slip Knot as my first stitch in knitting. 

WATCH VIDEO TUTORIAL

5 Easy Steps to Make a Slip Knot for Knitting

5 Easy Steps to Make a Slip Knot for Knitting

Yield: Slip Knot for Knitting

The Slip Knot is your first stitch in knitting.

Materials

  • Yarn - Any Gauge

Instructions

Make a Slip Knot for Knitting Step 1

Step 1: Unravel about your yarn ball a bit and select a place on your yarn strand where you will begin.

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Make a Slip Knot for Knitting Step 2

Step 2: With your working yarn that is attached to the yarn ball in your right hand, make a loop by placing the yarn from the right side sit atop the yarn tail on your left side. 

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Make a Slip Knot for Knitting Step 3

Step 3: Hold this loop with between your left thumb and index finger.

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Make a Slip Knot for Knitting Step 4

Step 4: Take your working yarn (the strand that’s attached to the ball) and make another loop by pulling it through. Begin from the bottom of your first loop and bring it up through the top. 

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Make a Slip Knot for Knitting Step 5

Step 5: Hold onto the knot base with your left hand then lightly pull up the loop with your right hand until it cinches into a Slip Knot. 

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Notes

A Slip Knot is the first stitch in knitting.

Once you have created your Slip Knot, you’re ready to start Casting On Stitches to begin knitting.

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