Slipping the first stitch of a row expands the edge stitch vertically, making it two rows tall. This means that you don’t get that weird uneven and twisted stitch that comes from working the edge stitch twice in succession. It makes the edges of a piece tidy and clean.
What does it mean to slip one stitch?
Slipping a stitch is exactly what it sounds like – you simply slip a stitch from one needle to the other without doing anything else. … This gives a pretty effect that can be incorporated into stitch patterns, but you can also use it to create neat and even edges on your knitting.
Do you slip first and last stitch?
On the purl side, or wrong side, follow the same steps: slip the first stitch without knitting or purling, purl the rest of the stitches except for the last one, knit the last stitch.
How do you slip a stitch?
To slip a stitch, insert the RH needle purlwise (as if you were going to purl) into the first stitch on the LH needle and slip it off the LH needle onto the RH needle. Unless your instructions specifically tell you to slip a stitch knitwise, always slip a stitch as if you were going to purl it.
Does the slip stitch count as a stitch in knitting?
In knitting, the slip knot counts as the first stitch of the cast on. That means that by tying a slipknot, you’ve cast on your first stitch!