The linen stitch is a fairly simple stitch; you alternate wrapped stitches over slip stitches. The final appearance of the linen stitch resembles a woven look with the tight linen stitches creating a sturdy, dense fabric. The linen stitch can often be used in sock, bag, and hot plate patterns.
Our resident knitter, Alan demonstrates how to knit the linen stitch with a garter stitch border. To create a 6" x 6" linen stitch square, Alan knits 2 garter stitches (for the border) and 21 linen stitches across. A written pattern to follow is provided below.
Row 1: Knit 1 *Slip with yarn in front, Knit 1; Repeat from * to end.
Row 2: Purl 1 * Slip with yarn in back, Purl 1; Repeat from * to end.
Repeat rows 1 + 2 to desired length.
Embrace your crafting curiosity and challenge yourself to learn the variety of knit stitches, one at a time in order of skill level.
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