How to knit linen stitchPublished on 2 April 2020 By Sarah 1 min read
Linen stitch brings a gorgeously textured feel to garments and accessories. It’s great to knit in one solid colour or can be used to knit together two and even three different colours to create amazing texture and patterns!
What is linen stitch?
Linen stitch combines knit stitch, purl stitch and slipped stitches to create a beautiful woven look. It's similar to moss stitch, but with the extra step of slipping stitches! Unlike stocking stitch (or stockinette) it doesn’t curl up at the edges, making it great for washcloths, scarves and cowls.
Pick up the basics ready for linen stitch!
How to linen stitch, step by step
Cast on an even number of stitches.
Row 1 (right side): knit 1, slip 1 with the yarn in front. Repeat this to the end of the row
Row 2 (wrong side): Purl 1, slip 1 with the yarn behind. Repeat this to the end of the row.
Repeat rows 1 and 2.