Let’s make a Slip Knot, also known as our first stitch in knitting. We begin every project by placing stitches onto our knitting needle. This Slip Knot becomes the 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 step by step video to see the entire process. To begin, let’s unravel about 20 inches of yarn, which is the point where we will create our slip knot. Once you have created your Slip Knot, you’re ready to start Casting On Stitches to begin knitting!
With your yarn in your right hand, make a loop and have the yarn from the right side go over and atop the yarn on the left side.
Now, hold it right here with your two fingers here on your left.
Then 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. Here are some great photos without my hands in the way. Hope they help!
Hold onto it the knot base with your left hand then lightly pull up the loop and until it cinches into a slip knot.
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