Kara’s Quick-Knit Tip: Slipping Stitches

In a knitting pattern when you are instructed to slip a stitch, it’s understood that you slip it as if to purl, unless the pattern states otherwise. Unfortunately, this is misunderstood by many because most knitting patterns don’t tell you this. It sure would be nice if they did, but now that you’re reading this, you can share this useful tidbit with your knitting buds!

Watch this 12 second video to learn how to correctly slip a stitch:

Click the image above and learn how to slip a stitch!

Click here to watch the video!

Or follow these two simple steps:

Insert the tip of the right knitting needle in the next stitch on the left knitting needle from back to front as if to purl as shown in the top drawing. Then, slide the stitch off the left knitting needle onto the right knitting needle, as illustrated in the bottom drawing.

How to Slip a Stitch in Knitting

3 Responses to Kara’s Quick-Knit Tip: Slipping Stitches

  1. Lilly says:

    Thanks for the directions very easy to follow..I was having a duh moment with this stitch

  2. Linda lou Stout says:

    I got to the “wrap and turn” section and there was no video or illustration. This is a technique I have always struggled with. I hope you can correct this soon. Thanx

    • Kara says:

      Thanks for the feedback. We are adding videos all the time. I’ll make sure we add short rows and wrap and turn to the list!

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