This is teddy bear stitch - I just could not fathom how the loops were created and how they stayed there with out snagging everywhere.
actually - it's not all that hard! It is a bit fiddly - yes - got to admit that - and you have to concentrate and watch the needles - but it's all done with a knit stitch - looping the yarn round your thumb and there is a brilliant way you 'lock' the loop in place so it stays secure.
1 - knit the first stitch
2 - knit the next stitch - but don't take the stitch off the left hand needle
3 - bring the yarn under the needle to the front
4 - wrap the yarn round your thumb
5 - knit into the same stitch again and slip it off the needle
6 - pick up the first knit stitch you worked and lift it over the second - this locks the loop.
work a plain knit stitch
repeat the loop stitch.
work along the row alternating a loop with a plain knit stitch.
work a plain knit row.
work another loop row working the loop stitch over where you did a plain knit stitch before so you get a staggered fur effect.
brilliant for teddies - sheep - hedgehog backs - etc.
You can work it on any already written pattern because it's just an addition to the fabric - not a change in the actual workings.