How to knit the Linen stitch in one or two colors
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How to knit the Linen stitch in one or two colors

I believe that the Linen stitch is one of those patterns that all knitters need to learn.


Well, firstly, it’s one of those patterns that look like fabric (like the Woven stitch we practiced a while ago).

It means that one of the advantages is that it lays flat; it doesn’t bend nor curl on any side.

Secondly, it’s a two-row pattern, and there are just two steps to remember and repeat.

Actually, there is another reason to love it:

Although it’s not a reversible pattern, the so-called “wrong side” of the work looks pretty too (similar to the Seed stitch).

It’s so cute!

Honestly, when I look at it, I can’t stop thinking of a Chanel jacket 😉

And in this tutorial, I’m sharing how to do it in one or two colors, and how to bind it off.

Ok, enough chatting, let’s get Chanel – ing.

Grab your needles and some yarn, and let’s get started.

One or two colors Linen stitch knitting pattern (written instructions and video tutorial). So Woolly.


The even rows form the right side of the work.

The two-color Linen stitch starts facing the right side of the work (the first row will be row 2, where the change of color happens).


CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

RS: Right side of the work

wyib: With yarn in back

sl1kw: Slip one stitch as if to purl (purlwise)

wyif: With yarn in front

wyib: With yarn in back

k2tog: Knit two stitches together

passo: Pass the stitch over

BO: Bind off

One-color Linen stitch knitting pattern

CO an even number of st.

Row 1: *P1, wyib sl1pw*. Repeat from * to * to end.

Row 2 (RS): *K1, wyif sl1pw*. Repeat from * to * to end.

These two rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.

Two-color Linen stitch knitting pattern

After knitting one or three rows in color “A”, change to color “B” and knit two rows.

From there, keep changing colors every two rows, and repeating rows 2 and 1.

Take into account that the color change should be done facing the RS.

How to bind off the Linen stitch 

K the first st, *k2tog, passo*. Repeat from * to *, to last 2 st, ending with K1, passo.

This is the other side of the work:

How to knit the Linen stitch in one or two colors. So Woolly.

Enjoy the video tutorial:

How to knit the Linen stitch in one or two colors

Hugs and happy knitting!

Carolina – So Woolly

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