This video was originally posted on September 26, 2011
This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the linen stitch. This pattern simulates a woven fabric like linen by alternating wrapped stitches over slip stitches. The result is a tight dense fabric that is very sturdy and durable. It’s great for masculine scarves, pot holders, bags, and jackets.
Cast On: Multiples of 2
For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:
Knit – k
Purl – p
Slip Stitch – sl
Yarn Forward – yf
Yarn Back – yb
Row 1: *K1,yf, sl 1, yb; Rep from * to end.
Row 2: *P1, yb, sl 1, yf; Rep from * to end.
Repeat rows 1 – 2 until you have reached your desired length.
After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:
Example of the Linen Stitch Right Side
Example of the Linen Stitch Wrong Side
music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latch\xe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
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