How to Knit the Linen Stitch with Free Written Pattern and Video Tutorial by Studio Knit.

The Linen Stitch Pattern creates a beautiful flat, thin piece of knitting, similar to linens! It looks quite intricate, but it is simply a 2-row repeat of knits, purls, and slipped stitches. You can knit up this pattern with variations of one, two, three, or more strands of yarn colors! This knitting project is an easy level project, perfect for everyone who has completed my Absolute Beginner Knitting Series. What will you create with your new Linen Stitch?

How to Knit the Linen Stitch with Free Written Pattern and Video Tutorial by Studio Knit.

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RIGHT SIDE of the Linen Stitch Pattern

This Linen Knit Stitch Pattern is not reversible. However, both sides are beautiful and will look great in projects like scarves when both sides are visible. Let’s first take a close look at the Right (or Front) Side of our Linen Stitch Pattern, seeing exactly how those knits, purls, and slipped stitches work together to make this pretty, flat pattern. 

RIGHT SIDE How to Knit the Linen Stitch with Free Written Pattern and Video Tutorial by Studio Knit.

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WRONG SIDE of the Linen Stitch Pattern

Here is how the Wrong (or Back) Side of our Linen Stitch Pattern looks. Unlike some knit stitch patterns, the wrong side of the work is equally as beautiful, reminding me of the knitted Seed Stitch Pattern!

WRONG SIDE How to Knit the Linen Stitch with Free Written Pattern and Video Tutorial by Studio Knit.


KNITTING MATERIALS for the Linen Stitch Pattern

My sample was created with size 11 US knitting needles and bulky weighted yarns. Feel free to use any size yarn and needles for your creative project.


KNITTING TECHNIQUES for the Linen Stitch Pattern

Slip Knot 
• CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
• K = Knit Stitch 
• P = Purl Stitch
• Slip = Slip One Stitch Purlwise
Bind Off


KNITTING INSTRUCTIONS for the Linen Stitch Pattern with One, Two, and Three Yarn Colors

Linen Stitch Knitting Pattern and Video Tutorial

Linen Stitch Knitting Pattern and Video Tutorial

The Linen Stitch Pattern creates a flat, thin piece of knitting. It looks intricate, but is simply a 2-row repeat of knits, purls, and slipped stitches.

Materials

  • Yarn - Uptown Bulky by Universal Yarn, Color Cream #5 Bulky Acrylic

Tools

  • Knitting Needles - Size 11 US Bamboo
  • Tapestry Needle - Clover Chibi Jumbo Bent Tip Darning Needle Set
  • Scissors - Gold Stork Crane Scissors

Instructions

ONE YARN COLOR LINEN STITCH PATTERN

Cast On an Odd Number of Stitches

ROW 1: Right Side * K1, Yarn to Front, Slip 1 Purlwise, Yarn to Back * K1

ROW 2: Wrong Side * Slip 1 Purlwise, Yarn to Front,  P1, Yarn to Back *, Slip 1

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until your work is the length you desire

Bind Off

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TWO YARN COLORS LINEN STITCH PATTERN

Cast On an Odd Number of Stitches with Color A

ROW 1: Right Side with Color A * K1, Yarn to Front, Slip 1 Purlwise, Yarn to Back * K1

ROW 2: Wrong Side with Color A * Slip 1 Purlwise, Yarn to Front,  P1, Yarn to Back *, Slip 1

ROW 3: Switch to Color B * K1, Yarn to Front, Slip 1 Purlwise, Yarn to Back * K1

ROW 4: Color B * Slip 1 Purlwise, Yarn to Front,  P1, Yarn to Back *, Slip 1

Repeat Rows 1 and 4 until your work is the length you desire

Bind Off with Color B

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THREE YARN COLORS LINEN STITCH PATTERN

CAST ON an Odd Number of Stitches with Color A

ROW 1: Right Side with Color A * K1, Yarn to Front, Slip 1 Purlwise, Yarn to Back * K1

ROW 2: Wrong Side with Color A * Slip 1 Purlwise, Yarn to Front,  P1, Yarn to Back *, Slip 1

ROW 3: Switch to Color B * K1, Yarn to Front, Slip 1 Purlwise, Yarn to Back * K1

ROW 4: Color B * Slip 1 Purlwise, Yarn to Front,  P1, Yarn to Back *, Slip 1

ROW 5: Switch to Color C * K1, Yarn to Front, Slip 1 Purlwise, Yarn to Back * K1

ROW 6: Color C * Slip 1 Purlwise, Yarn to Front,  P1, Yarn to Back *, Slip 1

Repeat Rows 1 and 6 until your work is the length you desire

Bind Off with Color C

Notes

Repeat Pattern between * *

Non-Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern.

Lies Flat.

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KNITTING TECHNIQUES

• Slip Knot

• CO = Cast On Long Tail Method

• K = Knit Stitch

• P = Purl Stitch

• Slip = Slip One Stitch Purlwise

• Bind Off

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