Learning the slip stitch a great thing for knitters to incorporate into their projects. This stitch is quite literally “slipping” a stitch to the other needle!
You can use this along with other stitches to a make texture or add shaping to a piece of knitting. Check out the Linen Stitch for a good example of this stitch in action!
Let’s get started!
Things you’ll need:
Yarn of choice
Needles of choice
To make knit items a bit more straight, you can slip the first stitch of every row that you knit!
Make a slip knot and cast-on as many stitches as you’d like.
(10 or more works best if you want lots of practice!)
From the right side to the left, insert your free needle into the first loop of the first stitch on your active needle.
Free needle: needle with no stitches
Active needle: needle with stitches
Pull, or “Slip”, the stitch off of the active needle.