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Slipped stitches are worked for a variety of reasons like changing stitch direction for a decrease or creating decorative patterns that look like weaving. They can be used to create i-cord edges or elongate stitches to help them stand out from a background.

Slipping a stitch purlwise means moving a stitch over to the next needle without working it in such a way that the legs of the stitch remain in the same orientation as it was on the previous needle. Slipping a stitch knitwise reverses the orientation of the stitch which can set up for a decrease or a twisted stitch.

With yarn in front or with yarn in back instructs where the yarn should be carried across the slipped stitch. Front and back are directional in relation to your knitting position (in front of or in back of the needles), rather than the right side and wrong side of the fabric.

How To

Western Method

Throwing Style

Instructions
  1. Bring the yarn to the front of the work as if to set up to work a purl stitch.
  2. Insert the right needle into the leading leg (front loop) of the stitch on the left needle from back to front.
  3. Remove the left needle.
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Picking Style

Instructions
  1. Bring the yarn to the front of the work as if to set up to work a purl stitch.
  2. Insert the right needle into the leading leg (front loop) of the stitch on the left needle from back to front.
  3. Remove the left needle.

Pin Style

Instructions
  1. The yarn should be in front of the work as if to set up to work a purl stitch.
  2. Insert the right needle into the leading leg (front loop) of the stitch on the left needle from back to front.
  3. Remove the left needle.

Eastern Method

Throwing Style

Instructions
  1. Bring the yarn to the front of the work as if to set up to work a purl stitch.
  2. Insert the right needle into the leading leg (back loop) of the stitch on the left needle from back to front.
  3. Remove the left needle.

Picking Style

Instructions
  1. Bring the yarn to the front of the work as if to set up to work a purl stitch.
  2. Insert the right needle into the leading leg (back loop) of the stitch on the left needle from back to front.
  3. Remove the left needle.

Related Stitches

Reverse Side: Slwyib
Created: 2018-12-07 | Modified: 2019-06-26