How to make a slip stitch

The slip stitch is method of passing your stitch from one needle to another without actually knitting it. In this how-to knit tutorial we’ll show you how to slip stitch in 3 easy steps!

In this how to knit tutorial we’ll show you how to make a slip a stitch knitwise and purlwise.This method can serve a variety of purposes including creating nice firm edges and including more intricate detail in your knitting project.

Slip knitwise - step by step

  1. Insert the right hand needle into the next stitch knitwise and slide it across to the right hand needle.
  2. Slip purlwise - step by step

    1. With yarn in front, insert the right hand needle into the next stitch purlwise and slide across.

    Now you’ve just completed your first slip stitch, is there anything you can’t do?!

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