Finger Looping Yarn – Loop it | Michaels

hi my name is Marly Bird and I’m the
national spokesperson for Red Heart yarns and it is my privilege to tell you about
a brand new yarn from red heart called Loop-It. It is a finger looping fun yarn
meaning you don’t have to be a knitter or a crocheter to use it you get to
create some beautiful knitted fabric all with your fingers in this video I will
show you how to use this wonderful yarn so that way you can run out grab your
yarn and get started today Loop-It comes in a multitude of beautiful
colors both solid and variegated the put up of Loop-It yarn is 3.5 ounces or 100
grams that’s roughly about 7 meters to complete the scarf on the ball band you
would need 2 balls of this loop-it yarn so to complete a baby blanket you might
need anywhere from 6 to 8 balls what makes Loop-It so special it’s the
actual construction of the yarn no longer do you have to fiddle with yarn
and needles to make stitches the Loop-It yarn has the stitches already made for
you check it out all of these loops on this yarn are your actual stitches you
will be working into so there’s no more muss no more fuss no more drop stitches
and you don’t have to use any special tools as I mentioned earlier only your
fingers. To jump in why don’t we go ahead and learn how to do the knit stitch. when working with the loop at yarn and
the knit stitch we will go ahead and count off a series of loops that you
want to work with for this example let’s go ahead and work with six loops so one
two three four five six but I have to remember I want to leave a little bit of
tail so if your first loop doesn’t have that long of a tail go ahead and grab
your scissors and snip that little loop apart so that way you have a nice little
tail now we gotta count six stitches again one two three four five six
in these six stitches we will then begin to work the rest of our yarn through
these stitches with all of the loops coming from back to front okay so here
we go I have my yarn down flat I’m gonna take this first loop I’m gonna pick it
up and I’m gonna look at loop number seven this is the first loop that’s
attached to my ball of yarn I’m going to take loop number seven and I’m gonna
push it through the last loop that I counted and then pull it up can you see
that now working this would be loop number five if I counted one two three
four five and it’s the next loop available to me attached to my ball I’m
gonna take the next loop available to me you attach the ball and thread it
through back to front go to the next loop it would just be my loop number
four and the next loop attached to my ball of yarn and thread it through back
to front and just pull up I’m just leaving these
ones hanging out I don’t have to do anything else to them go to the next
loop and then the next one on my ball of yarn got to make sure you don’t skip one
on accident and go back to front one thing you can use as far as a way to
remember is you’re always going to put the new yarn through the old yarn so the
yarn that’s attached to your ball of yarn always goes through the actual
project stitch now I have just worked a row of knit stitches I still have one
two three four five six loops but I don’t have to
turn my work to work back I leave my work flame flat the way it is right now
what I do though is working on the next loop attached to my ball of yarn I go
ahead and I thread it through this first loop right here from back to front and
pull up and then so on and so forth see how easy this is here’s the next loop go
to the corresponding one on my project and work back to front go to the chorus
bunny one on my project and work back to front I have done
another row of knit stitches and I’m creating a really beautiful stockinette
stitch for those of you who are knitters stockinette is actually the way the
front of your sweaters typically look with those nice little V’s that’s
created by doing stockinette stitch this is what we’ve created right here
simply by doing the knit stitch and our loop at yarn pretty neat right I am
gonna give you a little word of caution if you were to make something all in
stockinette stitch it would naturally start to curl around the edges for you
so in order to keep it from curling you have to do some purl stitches along the
sides let’s learn how to do a purl stitch that way you will be able to do
any stitch you want because you’ll know how to knit and purl when we want to work purl stitches we’re
still going to go through all of the loops like we did before however instead
of taking our loop and putting it from the back
going to the front we aren’t going to do that we are actually going to take our
loop and go from the front to the back you see that so it’ll be easier if you
hold your yarn to the front here and working into the next stitch over and
the next loop on your ball of yarn go from the front to the back from the
front to the back when you do a row of pearls you actually get a nice purl row
you get this bumpy little ridges there it’s not nice and smooth like when you
do knitting you get these riches let’s go ahead and do a row of pearls back now
I’m not turning my work so my work is still laying flat just like it did when
I went this direction but now I’m going to go this direction so this is the loop
I want to work into I want to go ahead and make sure my yarn is in front I’m
gonna take the first loop that’s available to me to use from the ball of
yarn and put it from the front to the back on my loops that are in my project
alright so I just did a row of pearls back looks pretty neat right it looks
like these little ridges we got these rows I wonder what it looks like on the
other side let’s go ahead and turn our work over so I’m gonna turn my work over
oh my goodness what do we have here on the back side of our pearls we have
what looks like a bunch of knit stitches how did we get that
we were just purling why am I looking at knit stitches well that’s simple the
backside of a purl stitch is actually a knit and vice versa so at the start when
we were working on knit stitches what do you see down here we see some pearls and
up here when we were working on pearls and we’re looking at the backside now
we’re looking at knits just it can make it a little bit more clear I’ll turn it
again this is where we started we were just working on knits
and up here this is where we were just working at pearls and if I flip it over
we have pearls down here and knits up here
the reason I’m pointing that out is because that’s perfectly normal and I
don’t want you to think that you’ve done something wrong because you’ve just done
a whole bunch of pearls and you pick up your work you’re like wait a minute I’m
looking at knits that’s absolutely the way you knit the back side of a pearl is
a knit and the back side of a knit is a purl now what if you wanted to combine
knits and pearls within the same row to get some really cool ribbing let me show
you how to do that to create ribbing I could start on either side I wish but
I’m just going to start on this side because this is where we begin to go
from a knit stitch to a purl stitch to a knit stitch to a purl stitch to a knit
stitch to a purl stitch we will work through each one of these
loops just as we did when we did a knit stitch or a purl stitch the biggest
thing to remember is where our yarn is when we work a knit stitch our yarn our
working yarn is coming from the back to the front and we pull up if we want this
stitch to be a purl we have to move our yarn to the front of that stitch you see
that’s yeah I’m at the front of that stitch now and I’m gonna move my loop
that’s attached to my working yarn through the loop on my project from
front to back now if I want this next stitch to be a knit I have to move my
yarn to the back take the next loop from my working yarn and thread it from back
to front through the loop on my project one way to remember it is that when we
do a knit we go from back to front so our yarn has to be in back when we do
a purl we go from front to back so our yarn has to be in front see how those
two little things kind of work hand-in-hand as we’re looking at our
project now as I set it down we are set up to have a series of stitches that
will be knits in a column as stitches that will be pearls in the column the
biggest thing we have to do is make sure that we knit the ones that look like
knits and purl the ones that look like pearls
so without turning my work I’m gonna let this sit right here and I’m looking at
this first stitch and I can see that bump right there you see that bump that
means it’s a purl I also know I purl that last one so I could just purl it I
know I have to but if I’m looking at my work I can see that bump and I know I
have to purl that first stitch so I would go ahead take the first loop on my
working yarn bring it to the front and go front to back so that I can get my
purl this next one see how I don’t see any
bump I see this nice V right there that gives me an idea that this is supposed
to be a knit stitch because I’m looking at a knit stitch so if I’m supposed to
knit this one that means my yarn is gonna go from back to front so I have to
make sure my yarn is in back for me to get grab my loop from my working yarn go
from back to front into the loop on my project working in the next stitch I can
see that bump see that bump that lets me know it’s a purl so if I got lost all I
have to do is find what this stitch looks like if it’s a bump I know it’s a
purl and I go from front to back the next stitch if I’m looking and I don’t
see a bump and I see this nice V I know I had to bring my yarn to the back and I
have to knit bringing that loop from the back to the front knowing that when we
do stockinette and we do all of our knits and the backside is gonna look
like pearls and we do all of our pearls and the backsides going to look like
knits if we have combined knits and pearls within the same row what do you
think the opposite sides gonna look like well let me show you so take a look down
here remember we started with the knit we went to purl knit purl knit purl as I
turn my work check it out it looks like we still have ribbing going on because
when I pulled that last stitch as I’m looking at the opposite side now it
looks like a knit on the opposite side this looks like a pearl on this side but
it was a knit on the other side this is a knit on this side but it’s a purl on
the other side this is a purl on this side but it’s a knit on the other side
you see how that works up that’s why people will tell you the
ribbing is reversible because it looks the same on both sides I’m getting this
really cool ribbed look on both sides of my fabric now once you finish with your project
you need to do what’s called binding off to bind off your work you want to go
ahead and work in the opposite direction as you’ve been working meaning if I were
continuing on I would work this loop here into this loop and work this
direction but because I want to finish off this project I will start down here
and working this way I will take the second loop in and thread it through the
last loop then I carry on take the next loop in and thread it through that one
when you get to the very end you can go ahead and what we want to do is we want
to get a little bit of length here so we’re gonna snip this apart so that
that’s opened and then cut that take this thread it through that final loop
so it doesn’t go anywhere give it a pull and you have bound off your work you’ve
bound off your fabric I’ve seen videos where they just take this end here and
they literally just weave it in and out through all of the open stitches that
they have working around here kind of going along with the same idea that you
don’t need any other tools to actually finish off your project you can just
weave them in and finish off and you’ve bound off now that you know how to knit
and how to purl you actually could make any project you want using the Loop-It
yarn so much fun so easy great for adults and kids alike I know you’re
gonna love this yarn run out grab Loop- It yarn today and enjoy making your very
first knit project i’m marly bird proud spokesperson for red heart yarns bye

77 thoughts on “Finger Looping Yarn – Loop it | Michaels

  • I loved your instructions on this video and could see myself sharing it with my students for makerspace. It was clear, easy to follow and creative.

  • What can of crap yarn is this? “No more fuss? No more mess?” If crocheting or knitting is a mess or fuss compared to this yarn, you’re not doing it correctly.

  • This yarn is perfect for smaller children to use as well as for people who have mobility issues with their hands who can't manipulate knitting needles or a crochet hook. No need to be insulting with your comments.

  • I see this as a great option for those who want to learn a new craft. Looks fun! Great way to introduce my grand daughter to the world of yarn.

  • Thank YOU so much. I have crocheted for years, tried knitting and now I know why my ends curled, lol!
    I also always heard, "Knit 1, Pearl 2 "(I thought this was the spelling, lol)
    Definitely going to try this!!

  • This is a great introduction for those who have no experience with knitting or who are intimidated by experienced knitters who attempted to teach them to knit! The simple instructions are far more helpful than some of the condescending comments from experienced knitters. As an experienced knitter who lived thru the instruction of these individuals I look forward to playing with this new Yarn project idea….Thanks Red Heart.

  • I agree that this would be perfect with people with mobility issues. Some children are already knitting with her fingers with other types of yarn. She explains very well in the video. If this is the same type of yarn as the Bernat Blanket yarn, it would be perfect for baby blankets. I can't wait to try it!

  • This is awesome, i'm gonna run out and get some for my granddaughter and some for myself. What fun!! Great video, well done!

  • I used to knit, crochet, crossstitch, etc. But, since I now have an autoimmune disease (which causes some physical challenges)…. ….I do have some trouble keeping my hands steady …& my eyes aren’t quite as sharp, plus some memory issues. …So, I think Marley did a fantastic job showing EXACTLY HOW to use this new Finger Loop yarn!!! Not everyone learns @ the same pace or, in the same WAY…so this nice, slow paced video is a great way to teach both young & old alike…those with & those without… ANY knitting experience @ ALL! Great job, Marley! I really appreciate your patience in describing, in precise detail, HOW to knit, using this brand new Finger Loop yarn! Thank you for your patience!

  • Fun to watch something new in the knitting craft. I'm always trying to find new ways of making different types of stitches for my donated baby blankets. Looks like a lot of fun and fast work-up. Totally enjoyed Marley's voice and expressions of enjoyment of something new!

  • I am an avid craft person who in recent years has had to stop most of my crafts due to spinal damage from an auto accident. Since I can no longer cross stitch and do some of the other things I enjoy, I would love to try this as I have been wanting to make blankets for hospital or animal rescue shelters. I will go get some materials and give it a try since the very nice lady in the video makes it look like I will be able to do it. She did a fantastic job of showing us how to do this craft. She was trying to go slow and easy with it so that even people like me who have no experience at all will want to give it a try. Thank you for the video and this cool looking yarn.

  • I have been a knitter and crocheter for about 70 years and I see a small issue that might be well to mention and solve. People new to hand work might like to learn this. That is:
    some of the stitches were twisted as they were worked and others were not. I think the knit side especially, would look a little nicer if the stitches were not twisted. (For knitters this would be like going in the back or front of the stitch, or having them on your needles)

    I am not sure there would be other things I would like to make with this method, but it looks fun for what was described. I have grandchildren who could love this and a daughter with physical problems much like other viewers. If you have physical issue, or think you are too advanced for this video, take the good things you can from it for your situation and forget all the insulting comments.

  • Interesting concept, but the quality of the yarn is lacking. Specifically, where there strands connect, you're left with an inconsistent length of unlooped yarn and tails hanging off the knot. You can manually push the straight yarn through as a loop and hope it stays in place while you finish the row. The connection points are also much too frequent. There shouldn't be two breaks one 7 yard skein. Also the spacing of the loops can be inconsistent. I find myself missing loops and having to check my work every 5-10 stiches. Perhaps, I've gotten a bad lot, but if this is the norm, I'll stick to unlooped yarn.

  • Thank you for making this product. I have chronic pain from fibromyalgia and this will be a perfect craft for me to try.

  • So to make a nice sized crib blanket what would a pattern be? How many balls might I need to do it? I would be excited to try this…I am not a knitter and this would be my first try with my daughters second baby on the way in March. Thanks

  • Great tutorial! I am a crocheter. I can knit, but not strongly. I have always been intimidated with knitting because if I drop a stitch I am lost with how to fix it. This is a great tutorial of the anatomy of knit stitches. Thank you!

  • I am very happy that many of you have enjoyed this video I did for Michaels and Red Heart Yarns. I can't wait to see what projects YOU make with this fun Loop-it™ yarn!

  • I wanted to learn how to knit. Never understood what people were talking about, when they said Purl. Now, when I decide to learn how to knit, I will have an idea of what is going on. Someone tried to show me how to knit, but I couldn't follow them and it was hard to see what their hands were doing. Now I understand the back to front stitch. When other people did it, the stitches looked all the same. I had a friend get mad at me and insult me because I couldn't learn what she was showing me. She said, "even a child could learn this." she wasn't a good teacher. She started off like I knew something about knitting. I knew nothing. I learned more in 14 minute video then I learned with her sitting and trying to teach me. Every can't teach. Some peope maybe great knitters, but don't have the patience or knowledge to teach. Thanks for this video!!!

  • This was a very good video that makes it look easy to do. I want to try the new Loops Yarn on a project I just printed from Michaels for a Cable Scarf but the instructions on the scarf said the 'loop knit' was front to back and the 'loop purl' was back to front which is opposite to the video. I don't know if it will make a difference since they will be the same when you flip the scarf over.

  • Oh my. I am a lefty. I cannot knit or crochet. I have resorted to loom knitting which is fantastic and I have made many things. But this is really cool and looks super fast!

  • Love this. And your instruction is so clear. Where they be more instruction to do other stitches. I already purchases couple balls.

  • how do you attach the next skein of yarn to finish the project? In my case it would be a scarf. Also, for a scarf, how many loops should I be working with?

  • I am loving this yarn but have tried following the Loop-It Cowl pattern on the Red Heart page and my sides curl super bad. What am I missing? I think I might have to go back and re watch the video but if anyone has any advice, I would greatly appreciate it.

  • Have bought the wool and will be starting a blanket but don't understand why I need a tail at the beginning if I'm only going to be tucking it in ??

  • This yarn is impossible to work with, fail……loops are all twisted, hard to lay flat, just not a fan, easier to hand knit

  • It’s been overwhelming trying to find videos that are very simplistic and slowed down to learn about using the looped yarn. But I found this one and it’s been so truly helpful! The detailed explanations and good visuals with the camera work have been exactly what I needed so thank you so much. I’d picked up this yarn at Michaels last weekend on a whim without knowing a thing on how to use it So these videos have come in so handy and I look forward to using this beautiful yarn!

  • I have a question!So this is my first craft ever and I'm using Loop-It and it is so fun! I used the first set of yarn and I need to add another bundle, how do I add it to it? I'm making a blanket.

  • This was so so so helpful. I’ve been wanting to try out this yarn since it came out. And this gives new ideas for different stitches I could do rather than what I’m used to when using tools.

  • My aunt bought me this yarn to try, and I had no idea what to do with it, but the video's instructions were super helpful and easy to follow, and the yarn itself is a lot simpler to use than I thought. I thought the loops would come out too easily, but because of how fuzzy the yarn is, friction between the old and new loops keeps everything in place. Thank you so much for the video, and 10/10 would recommend the yarn.

  • Thank you Marly and Michaels for this video. Now I must go and find the yarn. Ahhhhh. Stash building. Loving it. More yarn……more fun
    Wende Gennardo 🍪🌺

  • This yard is similar to OFF THE HOOK yarn, where you loop it. I LOVE IT, I CAN MAKE A QUICK SCARF. I saw a video where the person demonstrates the yarn, she did it slowly, and I caught on. IM HAPPY I RAN ACROSS YOUR VIDEO… GREAT JOB!!1

  • What would make this video better is if you were wearing what you are talking about that way people can see something and want to try making that

  • Thank you so much. I’m a crocheted and can’t knit a stitch but with a new grandchild coming I wanted to do something different. So I bought enough to make 3 baby blankets and had no idea on how to use this yarn. This time it looks awesome. ( this is the third try) thanks again

  • What do I do when in the middle of my project there are NO LOOPS? First project it was about 2 inches and I managed to create a loop and sew it in place then continued with my finger knitting. Now my current project has a large 6 inch gap with no loops! Both times its been with RedHeart, no problems with other brands.

  • Great video! Easy to follow, would love to try. I just bought my loop yarn on Amazon. Only could get one so I will have to get more later.

  • i just stumbled on this video out of chance i LOVE LOVE LOVE IT my hands cant tell if im holding needle any more but this i could sure as hell do wow thanks so much for giving me a whole new medium to work in

  • I love this video and this yarn!! I watched this video over and over again to learn how to use the yarn and show it to others that I think would enjoy loop it yarn. I have a question about following patterns. How do you remember which row you left off at? I have made multiple blankets and a scarf but haven't been able to follow a pattern because I lose track of where I am at in my project.

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