- to sew with slip stitches.
Origin of slip-stitch
First recorded in 1895–1900
- a loose stitch taken between two layers of fabric, as on a facing or hem, so as to be invisible on the right side or outside surface, used in stoating.
Origin of slip stitch
First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for slip-stitch
Every row is worked the same, with a slip-stitch at the beginning;—knit one; pearl one.
Observe at the commencement of every row to make a slip-stitch.
To slip-stitch means to take a stitch from the left-hand to the right-hand needle without knitting it, and its abbreviation is sl.The Library of Work and Play: Needlecraft
Effie Archer Archer
First row—bring the wool forward, slip one; knit two, pass the slip-stitch over them.
Third row—bring the wool forward, knit three; bring the wool forward, slip one; knit two together, pass the slip-stitch over them.
- 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
- (tr) to join (two edges) using slip stitches
C19: from slip 1