Image: Fur Stitch - From Above
Image: Fur Stitch - From The Side
The fur stitch, also known as loop stitch creates a very rich and soft fabric, suitable mostly for homeware projects, such as pillow and sofa covers and rugs.
Difficulty level: Advanced
Cast on as many stitches as you need + 2 edge stitches.
All rows in the chart are right side rows. Work as follows: knit the foundation row (F) once only and purl the corresponding wrong side row. After that work row 1 on the right side and purl all rows on the wrong side.
- edge stitch
- knit 1
- make 1 loop - knit 1, but don't slip the stitch off the left-hand needle. The yarn should stay to the back of your right-hand needle. With your left thumb wrap the yarn around the right-hand needle once - it should end up at the back of the needle again. Knit 1 in the same stitch and slip off the entire 3 in 1 stitch on to the right-hand needle. Now slip the last stitch you knit onto the left-hand needle and pull the yarn over off the right-hand needle with your left thumb and your index finger, until your loop reaches the desired length. Next, knit 1 in the stitch you slipped on the left-hand needle, slip it off on the right-hand needle (the loop should "hang" between these two stitches) and pass the first stitch over it to "seal" the loop you made.
- slip the hanging loop on the left-hand needle and purl together with the next stitch. The loop should still remain loose, so you can form the tunnel.
Foundation Row (RS): edge st, knit across to last st, edge st
Foundation Row (WS): edge st, purl across to last st, edge st
Row 1: edge st, make loops across to last st, edge st
Row 2: edge st, purl across to last st, edge st
Repeat rows 1 through 2.