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How to Knit the Slip Stitch

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music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latchxe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0


This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the slip stitch. This technique is generally used for decreases where the slipped stitch is passed over another stitch. It can be used for a decorative effect where the yarn is wrapped over the slipped stitch, creating a bar.

Abbreviation: sl

Skill: Beginner

Step 1: Take your working needle and insert into the first stitch on your main needle, purlwise.

Step 2: Take the stitch and slip it over onto your working needle.


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