Quick slip stitch question

Hi everyone, I just have a quick question about a sock pattern that I’m using which features a raised pattern of trees around the ankle. The pattern says that in one round I have to k5, sl1 (purlwise) and k to the end of the round. The next round I have to k5, m1r, k1, m1l and k to the end of the round. My question is, when I’m slipping the stitch in the first round should the working yarn be at the front or the back of the piece? I thought when slipping stitches you held the yarn as if you were working the stitch, but in this case I’m finding that if I’ve had the yarn at the front when slipping the stitch, it interferes in the next round when I’m doing the m1l stitch. Any ideas? The pattern doesn’t specify in the instructions so any advice is much appreciated!

What is the name of your pattern? Sounds intriguing.
Slip with the yarn in back, that is toward the inside of the sock. That way the yarn carried across the slip stitch won’t show on the front or public side.

This is a picture of what the socks will look like, pretty basic really other than the trees! Thanks for your help, I’ll give it a try and hopefully it’ll work!

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What salmonmac said. Unless the pattern specifically states to slip the stitch with yarn in front I would leave it at the back of the work. When working on the right side (as you always do when knitting a tube) slipping with the yarn in front will leave a strand in front of the slipped stitch. There is a reason for that with some patterns and when there is the pattern you’re working from should state to slip with yarn in front. Is there an explanation of how to slip stitches? Usually it would be in the part explaining special stitches used or how decreases and increases are made. When in doubt I ask if there is a reason for having the yarn in front when slipping stitches. For this cute little tree I don’t see a reason for slipping with yarn in front.

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