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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

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