Often times you are required to make a slip stitch or otherwise known as a slip knot before starting your cast on method and you as a beginner knitter might not what this means. The purpose of the slip stitch/slip knot is to stop your cast on stitches unraveling. And it’s easy.
Slip stitch/slip knot is usually counted as your 1st stitch of the cast-on process. For example, if instructions say you need to cast on 5 stitches, then you make a slip stitch as a first stitch and cast on 4 more stitches. I hope it makes sense.
Here’s a tutorial for you, but if you prefer the video – scroll down a bit 🙂
Take your yarn and make a loop.
Bring your right yarn behind the loop…
…and pull it through the loop.
Pull the loop closed by gently pulling the yarn tails with your left hand.
Insert the needle and tighten up by pulling the yarn tails again.