Loop Yarn Knitting for Kids with Studio Knit

Let’s have fun knitting with Loop Yarn for Kids. This is a great crafty project to get the entire family involved. You can even knit up an entire blanket, with everyone pitching in. I really enjoy being able to easily share the concept and fun of knitting with kids using this Loop Yarn. If you’re curious, no matter your knitting skill level, I encourage you to pick up a ball of this new yarn and give it a try!

Loop Yarn Knitting for Kids with Studio Knit


YARN AND TOOLS TO KNIT WITH LOOP YARN

The exact tools and yarn we’re using in our samples are:

More Loop Yarn Brands to Try:


WATCH STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO


WRITTEN TIPS FOR KNITTING WITH LOOP YARN

BEGIN: The best way to understand how to knit with Loop Yarn is to watch our video! Here are some written instructions, as well. Begin by placing one strand on a smooth surface and count out the desired number of stitches. When working with Loop Yarn, you never turn your work. Just keep your piece on your flat surface the entire time.

How to Knit Stitch oop Yarn Knitting for Kids with Studio Knit

KNIT STITCH: The rest of the yarn that is attached to your yarn ball is called your working yarn. Place your working yarn with one strand on top. Take the first loop from your working yarn and insert it from behind and through the last loop you counted out.  This is called a Knit Stitch. If you like, you can continue placing your working yarn on the top of your piece and continue knitting. This will give you the knit stitch pattern called Stockinette Stitch.

How to Knit Stitch using Loop Yarn. Knitting for Kids with Studio Knit includes video tutorial!

PURL STITCH: If you would like to create the Garter Stitch pattern like we have for our knitted projects, then every other row you will do things a little differently. Take your working yarn and place it below your piece. Then take the first loop from your working yarn and insert it from the front and through the loop above. For the Garter Stitch, you will repeat these instructions for the Knit and Purl stitches.

How to Purl Stitch using Loop Yarn. Knitting for Kids with Studio Knit includes video tutorial!

JOINING YARN: If you would like to add more yarn once you complete knitting an entire ball of Loop Yarn, it’s really simple. Stop when you have 3 loops remaining on your old yarn. Then place the first 3 loops of your new yarn on top of them. Insert both of these stacked loops into your piece as you normally would, then continue knitting.  When you come back around, simply insert through those stacked loops. This will securely join both yarn balls into your work.

How to Join a new ball of yarn using Loop Yarn. Knitting for Kids with Studio Knit includes video tutorial!

FINISHING: To finish your piece, you will do something called Binding Off in knitting. You knit your first 2 loops as you normally would. Then insert that second loop into the first loop from the front to the back. Next, knit the 3rd loop and insert that loop into the one prior. Again, it makes a lot more sense when you can see it in action in our video!


DELILAH’S LOOP YARN HEADBAND PATTERN
Garter Stitch

Headband Knitting Pattern with Loop Yarn for Kids with Studio Knit

My niece Delilah knitted a quick-knit headband. Here’s her easy pattern.

  • Count out 30 Loops (or size for your head).
  • Row 1 – Knit Stitch. Place your working yarn on top, pull the new loop through back of the loop to the front.
  • Row 2 – Purl Stitch. Place your working yarn on bottom, pull new yarn loop through the front of the loop to the back.
  • Row 3 – Knit Stitch. Place your working yarn on top, pull the new loop through back of the loop to the front.
  • Row 4 – Place your working yarn on the bottom, pull new yarn loop through front of the loop to the back.
  • Bind Off.
  • Cut Yarn.
  • Weave Yarn to seam ends together.

KRISTEN’S LOOP YARN BLANKET PATTERN
Garter Stitch

Blanket Knitting Pattern with Loop Yarn for Kids with Studio Knit

I am knitting a small blanket for my dog Roxie! Here is the easy knitted blanket pattern that uses about one and half balls of yarn. 

  • Count out 26 Loops (or width desired)
  • Row 1 – Knit Stitch. Place your working yarn on top, pull the new loop through back of the loop to the front.
  • Row 2 – Purl Stitch. Place your working yarn on the bottom, pull new yarn loop through the front of the loop to the back.
  • Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until your blanket is the length you desire
  • Bind Off
  • Cut Yarn
  • Weave Yarn end through your blanket

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