Tutorial: How to Knit Loopy Stitch (or Loop Stitch)

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.

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For some time now I’ve been intending to put some tutorials up to help with knitting the Dartmoor Yarn Company Knitting kits. So ย here’s the first. A picture tutorial below and a videoย of how to knit loop/loopy stitch.

Loopy Stitch/Loop Stitch

  1. Knit into stitch but do not slip off needle.

2. Bring yarn to front between the needles.

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3. Place thumb on the yarn…

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4. …and pull the yarn up over your thumb and back between the needles.

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5. Keeping the yarn wrapped around your thumb, knit into the front of the same stitch,

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this time slipping it off the needle.

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6. Remove your thumb and you will have a loop hanging between two stitches.

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7. Put your left hand needle into the front of the right hand stitch (i.e. the first half of the stitch you knitted)…

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…and slip it over the stitch on the left hand side of the loop.

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Et Voila! You have knitted a loop stitch – or maybe a loopy stitch.

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And if you knit enough loops you can knit a Dartmoor sheep…

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12 thoughts on “Tutorial: How to Knit Loopy Stitch (or Loop Stitch)

    1. Thank you. So good to hear that and have a vote of confidence. The first thing that naughty voice of self doubt inside my head said was ‘it’s me that’s written it wrong’ – despite me doing everything I can to make sure instructions are correct and clear and knowing many many people have knitted that sheep now without a problem. The lady in question is the first person that’s contacted me with a problem and she did email back once she’d seen the pictures and say she’d missed off the last step. But as they say a picture paints a thousand words and I know some people find it much harder to read written instructions, and that is quite a long one ๐Ÿ™‚

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