In most knitting projects, the very first thing you’ll end up doing is the well-known and always welcome, slip knot.
This knot plays a key role in lots of yarn crafting projects, so let’s learn how to make one!
Things you’ll need:
Yarn of choice
Needles (or crochet hook) of choice
If you need to start over, just pull on both ends of the yarn. You’ll see the knot “slip” and then unravel itself!
Make a loop with your yarn. (Make sure the tail crosses on top!)
Insert your hand into the loop from back to front.
Grab the working end of the yarn and pull it through the loop.
Put loop on a knitting or crochet hook and pull on the working yarn to tighten!
What do I do now?
Now that you’ve learned a primary step in knitting (and crocheting), you can learn how to cast stitches onto a needle!