How to Knit the Half Linen Stitch

music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latch\xe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the half linen stitch. This pattern creates a woven effect and a fabric that is somewhat more dense than others as well as more durable. It is great for projects like bags and coats.

Skill: Easy

Cast On: Multiples of 2 + 1

For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:

Knit – k

Purl – p

Slip Stitch – sl

Yarn Forward – yf

Yarn Back – yb

Pattern:

Row 1 (RS): K1, *yf, sl 1, yb, k1; rep from * to end.

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: K2, *yf, sl 1, yb, k1; rep from * to end.

Row 4: Purl

Repeat rows 1 – 4 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Half Linen Stitch

Example of the Half Linen Stitch

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