The Loop Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #75

Stitch Description

The Loop Stitch is a simple pattern which creates a nicely textured fabric. It is great for scarves and cowls, as well as afghans, bags, and pillows.

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Materials Used

Vanna’s Choice

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Addi Natura Bamboo Double Pointed Needles

These eco-friendly Addi Natura double point needles are created from strong bamboo stock and have a natural touch. Yarns slide easily over the smooth finish. The approximate US size and exact metric size are stamped on the needle. Perfect for knitting in the round to create that warm winter hat or pair of socks! They carry a lifetime warranty from manufacturer’s defect. A great bamboo needle for effortless knitting!

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Knit Stitch
Slip Stitch
With Yarn in Back

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 2 + 2

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 2 + 2

  • Row 1: Knit all sts.
  • Row 2: K1, *sl 1 purlwise wyib, k1; rep from * to the last stitch, k1.
  • Row 3: Knit all sts.
  • Row 4: K2, *sl 1 purlwise wyib, k1; rep from * to the last stitch, k1
  • Repeat rows 1 – 4 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Loop Stitch: Right Side

Example of the Loop Stitch: Right Side (click for larger)

How to Knit the Loop Stitch: Wrong Side

How to Knit the Loop Stitch: Wrong Side (click for larger)

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