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How to Make a Slip Knot: Knitting Video Tutorial

Learn how to tie a slip knot with this straightforward tutorial and you will be able to master knitting patterns for beginners in no time.

By: M. E. Harrington for
Updated February 15, 2018
Knitting Tutorial How to Make a Slip Knot

Before you start knitting, you'll need to know how to make a slip knot. Learning how to make a slipknot isn't that difficult, especially now that you have this easy-to-understand tutorial by M. E. Harrington, complete with pictures and instructions.

Once you know how to make this basic knot, a whole new world of knitting possibilities will open up to you. After all, prior to starting any type of free knitting pattern, you need to be able to make a slip knot in order to work your yarn in a proper manner.

Check out the instructions and pictures below to learn how to quickly and easily make a slip knot and you will be off and running on your new knitting pattern in no time.

How to Make a Slip Knot Video Tutorial

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Step One

To make the slip knot, wind the yarn into a circle, with the end of the yarn on top.

Knitting Tutorial: How to Make a Slip Knot

Step Two

Pass your fingers through the loop.

Knitting Tutorial: How to Make a Slip Knot

Step Three

Grasp the yarn end which is still attached to the ball.

Knitting Tutorial: How to Make a Slip Knot

Step Four

Pull the yarn through the loop.

Knitting Tutorial: How to Make a Slip Knot

Step Five

Pull on the loop to tighten up the knot.

Knitting Tutorial: How to Make a Slip Knot

Step Six

Pass the knitting needle through the loop.

Knitting Tutorial: How to Make a Slip Knot

How do you make a slip knot?

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A great skill to learn or be refreshed on no matter how long you've been knitting! Completely essential! Thanks for the tutorial!


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