Slip stitches onto a thread?

I’m following a pattern for a knitted cow. I finished the back of the cow and was instructed to put the stitches on a stitch holder. But now that I’ve finished the front of the cow, it’s telling me to “Sl sts onto a thread.” I don’t know what this means. I have a knitting how-to book, but it has no mention of slipping stitches onto a thread.

How do I do it, and does it serve the same purpose as a stitch holder?

Thanks in advance!

I think they just mean to slip your sts off the needle and onto scrap yarn. Tie the ends together so the stitches don’t fall off.

it sounds like they want you to put it onto a bit of scrap yarn to use as a stitch holder. There may be a specific reason they want it on yarn and not a holder, but it is certainly the same principle.

:woot: Hey Tulip, where did you find a cow pattern??? Is it on a website???

No, I ordered it from an online knitting/craft site (and, of course, I can’t remember which one). It’s King Cole pattern 7000 and includes patterns for the cow, a sheep and a pig. They all have similar bodies, so much of it is the same regardless of which animal you’re doing.

Thanks to everyone for your advice. Sorry to be asking such basic questions, but perhaps my inaugural knitting project should have been something a bit simpler! LOL!