Technical Tuesday: Linen Stitch

A while ago I knit up the linen stitch scarf and it is probably my second most complemented hand knit garment. I think I originally didn’t go over this technique because I was afraid of giving away the secret sauce of the pattern.

Linen Stitch Scarf

The stitch is something that can be found in a stitchionary but a lot of people are intimidated by the pattern. It looks like a woven fabric, but is really comprised of knit stitches, yarn forward, yarn backward and slipped stitches.

In the video she notes that you want to keep a close eye on your pattern to catch any mistakes right away. When I was knitting my scarf I messed up and I didn’t notice until a few rows had passed. It would have been so much easier if I had noticed right away.

This is a really beautiful stitch and something that is not very common. Everyone has seen a stockinet scarf, so the next time you’re thinking about jazzing up a scarf give it a try!!