What does slip stitch mean in knitting?
Slipping a stitch is simply moving a stitch from the left needle to the right needle without working it. This technique is used in socks (see the ‘let’s knit socks’ tutorial for more sock related techniques) among other things and is often used on scarves (slip the first stitch of every row) for a clean and firm edge.
What does sl1p mean in knitting?
Slip stitch off of left needle. sl1k is an abbreviation for slip one knitwise. This means you will insert your right needle into the next stitch as if to knit it, but then you will slip it off of the left needle without working it at all. sl1p is an abbreviation for slip one purlwise.