Tutorial: Marking the Center Stitch!

Step by Step 1/1 LslT RS (Left-slip-Twist) Knitting Tutorial


Today's tutorial is a bit more of a quick tip than a full-out tutorial for how I mark my central stitch when working increases. This is a helpful trick when working patterns that have a "spine" of stitches between your increases like the center shaping stitches used in my Brain Space shawl knitting pattern.

I've posted the video below along with supplies used and written instructions. If you have any questions, you can always email me directly:

Have fun & happy knitting!

Shaina ^_^

PS: The yarn featured in this tutorial is from from Alive with Purpose Yarns in the Marietta & Champs-Élysées colorways. The project I'm knitting on is the Brain Space shawl, you can find out more about the inspiration for this pattern in Episode 3 of the YarnTube podcast.


  • Knitting project with stitches live on the needles

  • Knitting Needles Appropriate to the Yarn

Step 1:

Work in pattern to the stitch you will be working the increases on or next to (your center st).

Step 2:

Work the increase.

Step 3:

Place the marker.

Step 4:

Work the center st.

Step 5:

Work the increase.

Step 6:

Continue in-pattern to the end of the round/row.


Continue in-pattern slipping the marker as needed until it is time to work another increase. At that point, you will work in-pattern up to your marker, slip the marker completely off your needles, then begin again at step 2.

That's it!

Now you can easily knit your patterns with confidence knowing that your center stitches won't wander off course.

Patterns with Interesting Shaping Techniques:

Tales of Childhood Shawl Lace and Mosaic Colorwork Knitting Pattern

Brain Space Shawl

$5.99 USD

(Linked to the YumiYarns shop)

Tales of Childhood Fingerless Mitts Lace and Mosaic Colorwork Knitting Pattern

Intergalactic Wrap

$5.99 USD

(Linked to the YumiYarns shop)

Tales of Childhood Hat Lace and Mosaic Colorwork Knitting Pattern

Andromeda's Wings

$5.99 USD

(Linked to Ravelry)

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