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How to Make a Slip Knot for Knitting

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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.

Step 1

Make a circle with yarn or thread.

How to Make a Slip Knot for Knitting

Step 2

Pull a loop through the circle.

How to Make a Slip Knot for Knitting

Step 3

Insert the needle into the loop.

How to Make a Slip Knot for Knitting

Step 4

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

How to Make a Slip Knot for Knitting
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