Linen stitch brings a gorgeously textured feel to garments and accessories. It’s great to knit in one solid color or can be used to knit together two and even three different colors 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 seed 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.

Practice your new skill with these fab linen stitch patterns

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