The Linen Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #141

Stitch Description

The Linen Stitch 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.

Video Tutorial


Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
sl
Slip Stitch
wyif
With Yarn In Front
wyib
With Yarn In Back


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 2

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 2

  • Row 1: *K1, wyif, sl 1, wyib; Rep from * to end.
  • Row 2: *P1, wyib, sl 1, wyif; Rep from * to end.
  • Repeat rows 1 – 2 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the linen stitch

Example of the Linen Stitch

Example of the linen stitch (wrong side)

Example of the Linen Stitch


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