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!

Prep Step!

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!)


Step 1

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


Step 2

Pull, or “Slip”, the stitch off of the active needle.


Great job!


Now that you’ve learned one of the basic stitches of knitting, you can use this to start making a scarf, a dishcloth, or maybe even a blanket! Whatever you want to make, its up to you!

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