How to Tie a Slip Knot

In this lesson I demonstrate how and why to make a slip knot for your yo-yo and where to put it on your hand once its made.

  1. Fold over the string approximately one inch from the end of the string. The string will now be doubled up in that one-inch segment.
  2. Make this doubled-up string into a loop.
  3. Push the end of the fold through the loop.
  4. Pinch the fold in one hand and the end of the string (as well as the length of string next to it) in the other hand and pull tight.
  5. Now that you’ve tied the loop, open it up using your thumb and index finger.
  6. Grab a bit of string just beneath the knot that forms the loop.
  7. Pull the bit of string you are pinching through the loop.
  8. You now have a slip knot! All you have to do from here is put your finger into the slip knot loop you just made and you can start yo-yoing!