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.
Other definitions for slip-stitch (2 of 2)
to sew with slip stitches.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use slip stitch in a sentence
To decrease two; slip one, knit two together, pass the slip stitch over.The Ladies' Work-Book | Unknown
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.
Each succeeding row is the same, observing that the knit-stitch always comes over the slip-stitch.
Secondly, in the following way: slip one stitch, knit-one, pass the slip stitch over: this decreases one stitch.The Ladies' Work-Book | Unknown
British Dictionary definitions for slip stitch
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012