How to Use Loops Yarn (Knit, Purl, Twist, Cables, Bind off, change yarn)

How to Use Loops Yarn (Knit, Purl, Twist, Cables, Bind off, change yarn)

(upbeat music) – Loops™ yarn is a
Loops & Threads yarn exclusively from Michaels. This yarn is made
for hand knitting without needles or
hooks, just your hands. The yarn has pre-stitched
in loops like these, and they don’t go anywhere. They don’t have as much stretch, so you can measure
across your project and know the width
of your project and know that these loops
are not gonna be coming out and everything is the same size. And because the loops
are pre-stitched in, it’s a yarn that
everybody can use. It’s simple and we’re
gonna take you through the basics of how
to begin and work a couple of different stitches, how to finish it
off, make cables, and also increase and decrease. So get your yarn at
Michaels and let’s loop! For this sample swatch, let’s begin with
eight loops across, which is about six
inches or 15 centimeters. We’re going to take the
first loop and cut it open. Just take your scissors
and cut this thread that’s in between the loop, and this will be
used for seaming in or stitching in later
to finish it off nicely. Go ahead and lay your
loops out nice and flat. Working on a table
for the first few rows is easier to get these started. And we can work from right
to left or left to right, and without turning
our knit stitches, everything’s facing
the right way. Everything’s facing up, so you don’t have
to do any turning like on a traditional needle. So to cast on or begin we just count out how
many loops we need. So one, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, eight, and I am ready to begin
my loop knit stitch. I wanna put my working
yarn to the back, and through this loop
here which is the last one on my cast on or beginning row, I’ll take the next loop
and place it to the back and through that
front loop stitch. And we’re just gonna
pull that right up. So loop through the loop, and you’ve got your
first stitch on there. You’re gonna go to the next
loop on your cast on row, and pull through the next
loop on the working yarn and pull that right up through and you’ve got two loops made. And we’re gonna go to
the next one and continue pulling back to front. And it was that easy. Check that out. And so after you’ve
done the first one, just give it a little tug. It can’t stretch far, these
loops aren’t going anywhere. And to begin on the next row, you just go in the
opposite direction. Take your last loop worked and pull through the
next loop on the strand. And continue going. Making a purl stitch causes
more interest in your project like this basketweave
design here or a garter stitch look. Instead of having
our yarn at the back, we just move our working
yarn to the front. Then we lay the new loop
over the previous loop and then we work this new
loop from front to back up through that loop and pull it through and
it creates this bump for a purl stitch. You’re going to lay the next
loop on top of the old loop back there and push it
through from front to back and pull through and you
have got two purl stitches. Make sure that you’re
keeping everything straight and not twisting it as you go. To change your yarn
color or add a new ball of the same color, it’s done the same way. Here’s my example where I
am changing the yarn color, and I want to make sure that
I still have these ladders of yarn in between
to support that. If I changed in the
middle of the row and I don’t change it this way, I will be missing it and
have a little hole here. So I am working with
two strands together, two loops together, and
you can see I’ll need to tie in these ends
together on the edges. What I do to prepare
that is I end my color or ball that I want to stop by leaving two loops on the end and go ahead and
cut the rest off. And then I go ahead and
open up that last loop by cutting that thread in
between as we’ve done before. This part will get
woven in later. And we want to double
up the loop on the end where we’re going to
begin our new color. So just flip it over and pair
them together two-in-one. Then grab our new ball and leave an extra loop
and we’ll cut that open to work in the tail later. We’re just gonna
grab this loop here, place it in the direction
that we’re going, and pull it up and
through just like that. And you can see that the
new color has come through and that we’re gonna go
through the next loop and just continue on in
our pattern as usual. So now you can go ahead
and cut open this loop. And it’s ready for
tacking in later on. Once you’ve got
your desired length, you’re going to bind
off and we want to work towards the tail or
the working yarn. So we can go ahead and
cut a few loops down here so where we can make a nice
little tail to join in. You could even have
one loop or two loops. You’re just gonna be cutting
open those same threads that we’ve done before so you can have a nice
long tail to work with. And we’re going to loop through
as the loop knit stitch. So we’re gonna
take the front loop and pull the back
loop up and through. Okay so front or first
loop over our next loop, pull it up and through. Okay put it on top
there, pull it through, and it makes this nice
chain look on the top. And that last loop
goes up and through, and we have this
last loop on here. Now we can pull
through this strand. To fasten in your ends, you’re going to cut it
off where you’d like to use to fasten. We’re gonna bring it to
the back of the project into these stitches here. And we’re going to use
thread and a needle. And you can use a crochet hook
or your fingers if you like. I like to stitch this
down and I know it is not going to go anywhere. So we’re just gonna simply
work with the thread that’s already there
and go up and through. And I’m just going to create
a type of whip stitch here. And I can knot that. So I just pick a
thread that’s as close to the thread that
exists on there. And then once I’ve got
that in nice and secure, gonna pull through a loop and secure that and cut it off. And then that is how I
would weave in my ends, and we can just go
ahead and clip this. And then do that to the
remaining tails that you have. Stack the next two loops when
I’m working right to left, put the second loop on
top of the first loop, and pull your new loop through, making sure not to twist. And you have a loop
decrease right. Stack the next two loops
on your project together with the first loop in
front of the second loop working from right to left and pull the new loop
through both of these loops, making a new loop to the left. This is a loop decrease left. Increase by skipping the
next loop on your yarn and working the next loop
knit or loop purl stitch in the next loop. So this one will be skipped
and we’re just going to loop knit this one and come along and
complete our round or row and work it as directed. On the next round or row, when you find one where
you have increased, you’re just going to work
this loop as directed. Another alternative
to increasing is grab the next two
loops on your yarn and feed it through one loop. When you pull up, you’ll separate the two loops, and you now have an increase
that will look similar to this. Working on a right to left row, skip the next loop
on the project and work a loop knit
stitch into the next loop. Bring it in front of
the the skipped loop, so move this one to the back, and then bring it to the left of the loop that
you’ve already worked and then loop knit
into this skipped loop that we did before. So we’re gonna bring the
working yarn behind it and pull that yarn through, and you have a
right twist cable. Working right to left, skip the next loop
on the project and work a loop knit
into the next loop. Leave the skipped loop forward
and move it to the left over the one you just worked, and now work a loop knit stitch, and you have a left twist cable. You’re going to
work right to left and skip the first two stitches
that you want to cable. Leave them in the back and work that first stitch and the next one. And now pick up the two
unused stitches or loops, move them to the back, and loop knit those stitches. One and two. And you have your
right cross cable. Skip the next two
loops on the project and work a loop knit into
the next two stitches, the next two loops. And bring them behind
the skipped loops so the skipped loops
run in the front. Cross them over, and now work the two
loops that were skipped. On your way back, left to right, you will then
work those in a knit stitch, and you have your
left cross cable. (upbeat music)

46 thoughts on “How to Use Loops Yarn (Knit, Purl, Twist, Cables, Bind off, change yarn)

  1. I got a ball of this type of yarn from joanns and I love it so easy to work with I love it. But my daughter asked how would you make a hat with this ?

  2. wow this is super cool! My nephew has been wanting me to teach him how to knit or crochet and I think I'm going to get some of this yarn and show him how to do this so he can make himself a little scarf <3

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  4. Thanks for sharing! Your videos are so easy to follow! I purchased the red heart loop-it stuff from Michael’s for a project and while not the exact same yarn this video really helps!! Thank you!

  5. I make scarves for a side business….is there a way to tell how much yarn you'll need for a project? Most of the loop yarns are smaller yardage, and I usually use quite a bit for a hand-loom made scarf, upwards of 180-200yds. I'm not sure how to figure out how much I'd actually need per scarf.

  6. I don’t like the sewing needle thing because you can see that thread you can just weave it through really well and it will be fine just have a longer tail

  7. Why would you need to decrease and increase with this yarn you’re just making blankets and scarves they the same size is this for a particular project that you would increase and decrease?..Also with this particular Yarn because it’s fluffy and bulky those different stitches don’t look good the cable doesn’t look good at all but that’s just my opinion thank you for the tutorial this Yarn is amazing

  8. Thank you again Kristen for you excellent teachings. I've learned so much from watching your videos. God bless you 🙏😇!

  9. Lovely tutorial, but there is one thing not all of your viewers are American We dont have Michaels in London, lol. Thanks for a great tutorial however.

  10. Good Evening, I am trying to make the Loop & Threads® Loops™ Braided Hat. Do you have a video for that project? I'm more of a visual learner and would find it easier than the written instructions alone. Thanks

  11. I have this exact yarn. I can’t find a tutorial for a cowl. Do you know of any and if not, would you be interested in showing us subscribe how to make a cowl. I found one on Red Heart brand, but said this yarn wouldn’t work for a substitution…? A lovely cowl tutorial would be great! 😊💗🤞

  12. Here is a link to my blog with FREE patterns you can make in this yarn. It has a link to buy the yarn there, too.

  13. 00:53 Basics (start & Knit Stitch)
    02:56 Purl stitch
    03:44 Add Yarn/Change Color
    05:18 Bind off & Fasten Ends (very secure for things that will get lots of wear; there are other ways to fasten ends, too. See Bolero pattern video as well)
    07:32 Increases & Decreases
    08:53 Cables

  14. Michael's has some of this yarn on clearance right now, your video makes me want to go buy it now that you've showed me how to do all these cool stitches!

  15. Hi friend! 😊 I’ve been doing this type of knitting for a few months, but every time I do a blanket, all of the edges curl under. Any idea why? How to fix it?

  16. I ordered 18 bundles from Michaels last night that are 7.6 yards each. Does anyone know how big my blanket will be?

  17. Enjoyed this. I’ve hesitated trying this thinking that it’s too hard. But I just might try this. Always like your tutorials. 👍🏻😊👍🏻

  18. Thank-You Soooo Much for your detailed and easy-to-follow video!! It’s THE BEST one I’ve seen!! I’m going to go to YOU for ALL my instructive videos from now on!!
    You have such a “knack” for
    explaining everything!!
    God Bless You!!!!
    Chris S.

  19. I finally picked up the yarn! So excited and tend to go to your channel first for ideas. I created a scarf, but the sides are curling so bad it has turned into a tube! Is adding a purl to edge my only choice? I really dont like the look of a purl stitching the outside.. thanks for your help!

  20. My dog ate a hole in the mind sized blanket I made. How do I patch it without having to take apart the entire blanket? :/

  21. On your blog, you show a sweater you made with this type of yarn. I can't seem to find pattern or video for sweater. Do you have one? You are amazing. I have some serious health problems and many of your loom knit patterns have eased me out of funks. Because I shake so much, I can't use needles or crochet hooks. Finding looms opened doors for me and helped me feel crafty again. Thank you so much.

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