I always loved the knitwear and accessories of Benetton. They have lovely bright colors and designs. The new designs for this winter are except from grey and purple, nordic style colorwork, stripes in bright colors and many knit accessories, such as scarfs, neckpieces, necklaces a.o. I was impressed by the scarfs with the loopy stitches and thought to saw you how to make them. You can do loopy stitches either knit or crochet. And besides scarfs, you can decorate sleeves, or collars.
Loopy stitch with needles1st row (wrong side) purl. 2nd row: edge st., *Knit 1, Knit 1 but don’t slip the stitch to the right needle, bring the yarn in front of your work, and loop it around your left thumb making a loop 3cm long, hold tight, move the yarn to the back of your work again and knit the stitch of the left needle again, then slip it to the right needle* edge st. Repeat the two rows.
Loopy stitch with crochet hookChain the desired number of st. 1st row: single crochet. 2nd row: 1 ch, insert the hook in next sc, put your middle finger before the yarn . Pull the yarn and pull through both loops. Pull your middle finger out of the loop and insert hook in the next sc. Again put middle finger in front of yarn, pull yarn through both loops and continue the same for all the stitches. Repeat row 1 &2.