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.
- Yarn - Any Gauge
Step 1: Unravel about your yarn ball a bit and select a place on your yarn strand where you will begin.
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.
Step 3: Hold this loop with between your left thumb and index finger.
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.
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.
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.
- Patons Classic Wool Roving Yarn, 3.5 oz, Aran, 1 Ball
- Double Pointed Knitting Needles Size US 7 (4.5mm)
- Stork Scissors Stainless Steel Gold Sewing Scissors Small
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