Over the weekend I was contacted by a lady who was knitting one of my Dartmoor sheep kits and couldn’t work out why she kept gaining a stitch each time she knitted the loopy stitch.
For some time now I’ve been intending to put some tutorials up to help with knitting the Dartmoor Yarn Company Knitting kits. So here’s the first: a video of how to knit loop/loopy stitch. A Picture Tutorial is below.
Loopy Stitch/Loop Stitch
- Knit into stitch but do not slip off needle.
2. Bring yarn to front between the needles.
3. Place thumb on the yarn…
4. …and pull the yarn up over your thumb and back between the needles.
5. Keeping the yarn wrapped around your thumb, knit into the front of the same stitch,
this time slipping it off the needle.
6. Remove your thumb and you will have a loop hanging between two stitches.
7. Put your left hand needle into the front of the right hand stitch (i.e. the first half of the stitch you knitted)…
…and slip it over the stitch on the left hand side of the loop.
Et Voila! You have knitted a loop stitch – or maybe a loopy stitch.
And if you knit enough loops you can knit a Dartmoor sheep…