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slip stitch

n
(Knitting & Sewing) a sewing stitch for securing hems, etc, in which only two or three threads of the material are caught up by the needle each time, so that the stitches are nearly invisible from the right side
[C19: from slip1]

slip′ stitch`


n.
a loose stitch taken between two layers of fabric, as on a facing or hem, so as to be invisible on the right or outer side.
[1880–85]
slip′-stitch`, v.t., v.i.
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Noun1.slip stitch - a loose stitch catching only a thread or two of fabric; designed to be invisible from the right side
embroidery stitch, sewing stitch - a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather
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To make the patterns accessible to any knitter, she has added a helpful instructional section in "Mosaic & Lace Knits" that covers the basics of knitting slip stitches, how to read lace and mosaic charts, how to work mosaic in the round, and tips and tricks to help you avoid potential pitfalls.
When you have 14 slip stitches at each edge, the flap should be approximately square.
Here, slip stitches provide the texture and a variegated yarn supplies different colors.
Slip stitches purlwise with yarn in back except where indicated otherwise.