Slip Stitch

slip stitch

When you slip a stitch, you simply don't knit that peg but bring the working yarn around either the front or the back of the peg, depending on the type of slip. Some slip stitch tips:

  • Slipping a stitch in the row, lengthens the stitch in the previous row and creates a thick, padded fabric perfect for the heel of a sock.

  • Slipping the same stitch from row to row will make steps or a ladder up and down your fabric.

  • Using different colors on slipped stitches over the course of many rows will create a pretty speckled pattern.

  • Slipping a stitch at the beginning of the row creates a pretty braided edge.

slip 1st st in row
  1. Do not wrap the peg where you want the slipped stitch, instead bring the working yarn in back of the peg and knit the stitch on the next peg.

  2. When you come back to that peg in the next row, use the wrap from the previous row to knit off the stitch there.

  1. Instead of wrapping or otherwise knitting the peg, bring the working yarn in front of the peg and work on the stitch of the next peg.

  2. When you come back to that peg in the next row, move the yarn below the loop that is there and knit your desire stitch off.

  3. Pick up the wrap that is one the peg with your knitting tool and take it off of the peg and hold it.

  4. Move the yarn from the slipped stitch into the center of the loom.

  5. Replace the wrap that is being held back onto the peg.

  6. Continue knitting the rest of the row.

Slipping the first stitch in each row causes braided, tighter and more even edge without increasing the width.

  1. Slip the first stitch by bringing the working yarn around the inside of the loom and knit the next stitch.

  2. Wrap the rest of the stitches in the row.

  3. Repeat steps 1-2 for the remaining rows.

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