I recently discovered the one stitch to rule them all. A stitch that can make even an amateur like me look like a pro: The linen stitch.
I have a feeling that everything I make from here on out will be made from this stitch. Well, not actually, but I will use it until I shouldn’t anymore. I do love the woven effect of this stitch, and it’s so easy (see below for details).
Get ready for a whole lotta linen stitch!
Knit and Weave
- Worsted weight wool or acrylic yarn
- Size 10 knitting needles
- Tapestry needle
Cast on 50 stitches (the linen stitch requires multiples of two stitches)
Row 1 Colour 1: *K1, slip 1, K1 to end of row
Row 2 Colour 1: P1, slip 1, P1 to end of row
Row 1 Colour 2: K1, slip 1, K1 to end of row
Row 2 Colour 2: P1, slip 1, P1 to end of row
Repeat from * to desired length (mine was approx. 85 rows)
Weave ends together to form cowl