How to start stitching with a loop knot
As seen in Cross Stitcher
Try starting your new threads with a loop knot and once you've discovered how easy it is (and how tidy it leaves the back of your work) we guarantee you'll be hooked and never go back!
Loop knot starts are best used when you're stitching charts that require cross stitching in just two threads.
To work a loop knot, first cut a length of thread twice as long as you need it to be then fold your thread in half. Thread your needle as normal - using the two ends of the thread, rather than two separate threads - and make a half cross stitch.
As you pull your thread through the reverse of your fabric, carefully loop your needle through the thread loop that you've created behind your work to secure your new thread in place.
This is a really great way to start stitching without having to tie a knot!