Linen stitch is a textured knitting motif which resembles the appearance of a woven fabric; it is created by using a 2 row repeat (described below). While it can be knit in the round, it works great as flat knitting. The linen stitch 2-row repeat assumes an even number of stitches in each row. While some web sites introduce variations on the basic stitch pattern in order to provide options for an end-of-row edging, it does have a neat edge when knit simply.
RS: *K1, YF, SL1* (With yarn in back, knit the first stitch, move your yarn forward between the two needles, then slip the next stitch as if to purl. Then move your yarn to position–in back–for repeating this sequence throughout the row
WS: *P1, YB, SL1* With yarn in front, purl the first stitch, move your yarn to the back between the two needles, then slip the next stitch as if to purl. Then move your yarn to position–in front–for repeating this sequence throughout the row.)
- Knitting Help: Linen Stitch by VeryPink (Youtube video)
My Designs Using Linen Stitch
- Amity Coasters (in two sizes)
Pattern includes tips for simplifying memorization of the stitch pattern.