Slip Knot

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In order to begin your knit work, you must begin with an initial loop on your needle.  In most cases, you will create the first loop on your needle using a slip knot.


To create a slip knot:

Knit, Slip Knot, Step 1


Step 1:  Create a loop with your yarn, making sure that the tail of the yarn is dangling behind your loop.

Knit, Slip Knot, Step 2


Step 2:  Insert the needle through the loop, moving under the tail and back out the loop.

Knit, Slip Knot, Step 3


Step 3:  Grab tail and pull to create slip knot on needle.