Sl1 wyif - Slip 1 with yarn in front
When a slip stitch is worked as the first stitch of every row, it forms a column of elongated stitches down the edge of the fabric which gives a neat and attractive finish.
The trick is to keep these stitches fairly loose as if pulled too tight they can distort the edging. I find that pinching the stitch at the bottom when taking the yarn to the back can help with this.
1. At the start of the row, hold the working yarn at the front of the work
2. Insert the right hand needle, from right to left, into the front of the first stitch
3. Slip this stitch to the right hand needle
4. Being careful not to pull the yarn too tightly, move the yarn to the back of the work and continue as per pattern