slip stitch


slip stitch

noun

Definition of SLIP STITCH

1
:  a concealed stitch for sewing folded edges (as hems) made by alternately running the needle inside the fold and picking up a thread or two from the body of the article
2
:  an unworked stitch; especially :  a knitting stitch that is shifted from one needle to another without knitting it

First Known Use of SLIP STITCH

circa 1882

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