How to make a slip knot

The slip knot is always the first loop on the needle. It is the foundation for every knitting project you'll ever make. Here's how to create a slip knot to snug to your needle.

 Start by laying the yarn in a number "4" formation.

Start by laying the yarn in a number "4" formation.

 Pull the yarn that crosses over the other under and through the opening.

Pull the yarn that crosses over the other under and through the opening.

 Pull up on the new loop. Gather both tails and pull down to form the knot.

Pull up on the new loop. Gather both tails and pull down to form the knot.

 Place the loop on the needle and snug the knot up.

Place the loop on the needle and snug the knot up.


How to cast on with the long-tail method

The long-tail cast on method uses the yarn from the ball and a long tail ahead of the slip knot. We will use both of these strands to add stitches to the needle.

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How to make the knit stitch!

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How to bind off knitting

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