Loop stitches and tape yarns are both all over the high street this summer. But don't spend your money on a factory made garment. Instead, cast on this simple stitch to get an up-todate top that knits up super quick. Thanks to the large needles and even larger holes, loop stitch is a great choice for speedy results! Tape yarns are often made from cotton, which some knitters find hard on the hands. But because tape yarns are stretchy it's much kinder to you.
JUNE 2015 Before you start any major project using this kind of stitch it's worth making a swatch. Tape yarns are stretchy and, although a needle size may have been recommended, you may find you need to go down a needle size or two to get the right tension. Here, we're using Debbie Bliss Delphi yarn, which recommends an 8mm needle, but we found a 7mm needle gave the right tension.
Insert your right hand needle into the first stitch, as if to knit it. Wrap the yarn once around the needle as if you were