Knitting stitches – linen stitch

Knitting stitches – linen stitch

It looks complicated, but it is actually quite simple. And you can knit this stitch with one, two or three colors. It is reversible – both sides are beautiful – and it does not curl, so it is a good knitting stitch for decoration projects, like rugs or blankets, or accessories, such as bags or scarfs.

Here we used Rosários 4 70’s cotton yarn (one colour).

Cast on an even number of stitches.

Row 1: K1, yarn in front of the work, slip 1 stitch purlwise, yarn in the back, K1; repeat * until the last stitch, K1.
Row 2: P1, *yarn in the back, slip 1 stitch purlwise, yarn in front, P1*; repeat until the last stitch, P1.


Knitting stitch – Linen (row side 1).


Knitting stitch – Linen (row 2 side).



K: knit
P: purl


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