The Editor Wants to Know! Slip a Knit Stitch the RIGHT Way
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The Editor Wants to Know! Why slip the first stitch?

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Editor Wants to Know! This time we’re talking about such a simple little technique that produces dramatic results, but unfortunately many knitters get this wrong.

My burning question is: What’s the point of slipping the first stitch in the row?

Well, one of the biggest reasons is to create a nice, neat edge, especially for cowls, scarves and other accessories. Slipping the first stitch of every row can also be helpful during the finishing process of a garment. Since slipping the first stitch produces a cleaner edge, it makes sewing that much easier too.

In this video I will show you why slipping that first stitch can create a beautiful clean edge in your knitting, as you can see in the Twisted Float Cowl below.

You can especially see the magic of slipping the first stitch in action on this cowl. This technique creates and attractive "braided" looking edge.

You can especially see the magic of slipping the first stitch in action on this cowl. This technique creates and attractive “braided” looking edge.

Slip stitch graphic

In the video below I show you how to correctly slip the first stitch in a row and why it helps create a clean finished look. This technique is used in the Twisted Float Cowl above, featured in the autumn 2016 issue of Creative Knitting

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