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How to Make a Slip Knot for Knitting

A slip knot is the starting point for just about everything you'll do in knitting. It is also the basis for all casting on methods.

1. Make a circle with yarn or thread.

2. Pull a loop through the circle.

3. Insert the needle into the loop.

4. Pull the loop gently and evenly to tighten and slide the knot up to the needle.

Below: LW3588 Cabled Heart Hat Knit Pattern

How to Make a Slip Knot for Knitting