Frequent question: Do you knit the slip knot?

What knot do you use to start knitting?

While many of you may already know what a slip knot is and how to make one, I want to make sure you all know by giving you a very easy knitting lesson. So the slipknot is also called a running knot and a slip loop and they have hundreds of uses besides when you begin knitting.

Does the slip stitch count as a stitch?

When counting your chain stitches at the start of a pattern—which you must do very carefully before continuing—note that the loop on the crochet hook is never counted as a stitch and the starting slip knot is never counted as a stitch.

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