This fun Linen Stitch pattern is made using slip stitches and changing colors. It is actually a pretty easy stitch to master which creates a beautiful fabric; it’s actually one of my favorite stitches. The Linen Stitch Square is part of the Harmony Blanket Blog Hop KAL, and you can find more details HERE. Use this square to create a blanket, or use the stitch pattern to create just about anything you want.
The yarn used in this pattern was provided by Lion Brand
Linen Stitch Square
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice 100% acrylic worsted weight
Lilac 191: Color A
Dusty Green 173: Color B
Rose 142: Color C
16 sts x 22 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stockinette
Stitches and Abbreviations:
k – knit
p – purl
wyib – with yarn in back
wyif – with yarn in front
st(s) – stitch(es)
Start with Color A and change colors every row (A, B, C, A, B, C, and so on).
To simply use the stitch pattern in another project, cast on a multiple of 2 (skip the first 4 and last 4 stitches of the square as they are part of the border).
Cast On 28 With Color A
Row 1: K to last st, p1.
Rows 2-4: Slip 1, k to last st, p1.
Row 5: With Color B, Slip 1, k3, *k1, wyif slip 1; repeat from * until 4 sts remain, k3, p1.
Row 6: Slip 1, k3, *p1, wyib slip 1; repeat from * until 4 sts remain, k3, p1.
Repeat rows 5-6 until piece measures 5.25 inches, then repeat row 2 four more times.
Bind off knit wise.
Weave in all ends.
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