Knit: Linen Cowl

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).

Yarn, Things, Etc. | Linen CowlYarn, Things, Etc. | Linen CowlThis cowl consists of alternating rows of two colours. I completed two complete rows (K and P) before moving onto the next colour, which created a neat zig-zag/checker board effect.

Get ready for a whole lotta linen stitch!

Linen Cowl

Yarn, Things, Etc. | Linen Cowl

Knit and Weave

Materials:

  • Worsted weight wool or acrylic yarn
  • Size 10 knitting needles
  • Tapestry needle

Stitches Used:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Slip

Pattern:

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

Happy knitting!

J

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