Making a slip knot is the first step to starting most knitting projects. The slip knot is created, the rest of the stitches are cast on, and you’re ready to begin knitting. In this video, Jen Lucas demonstrates how to create a simple slip knot.
For most cast on methods, the slip knot will count as your first stitch. However, if it does not count as a stitch, the cast on instructions or pattern instructions will let you know.