Linen Stitch Knitting Patterns
The easy linen stitch is knit with slipped stitches that creates a woven look that makes a dense fabric-like texture and creates easy colorwork effects with 2 colors or multi-color yarn.
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These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Linen Stitch Glasses Case
Wendy Bernard’s eyeglass case is a great project for beginner knitters ready to try a new stitch pattern, and for anyone who needs a quick gift idea. Wendy’s pattern even includes three different size options, so you can create a case for slim reading glasses, standard eyeglasses, or oversized sunglasses. Pattern and instructional video class available for free with a free trial at Creativebug OR purchase pattern and class individually.
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Two-color linen stitch makes these mittens cozy and colorful (especially if one of the yarns is variegated). With only two pattern rows and no hand shaping, you can have this design finished in no time. One of the free patterns in the free ebook. 6 Free Knitted Mitten Patterns from Interweave. Designed by Eunny Jang. Pictured project by nibsnknits
Crow Waltz Shawl
Triangle shaped shawl knit with 2 colors woven slip stitch pattern and decorative lace edge. Designed by Juju Vail. Pictured project by PincusPanther, Sport weight yarn. A rectangular version is also available.
Fingerless mitts knit with a variation of the linen stitch with ribbing at cuffs and fingers for fit. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by libby blossom. Rated very easy by Ravelrers Pictured project by hidwood who has some notes.
Liberty Wool Linen Stitch Scarf
Knit bottom up in linen stitch with 2 colors of multi-color yarn. Designed by Susan Mills, Worsted weight yarn. Rated very easy by Ravelrers.
Simple Linen Stitch Stripes Shoulder Bag
This tote is worked in linen stitch, creating a sturdy, woven-like fabric. Worked flat, the bag is constructed with i-cord edging that turns into the shoulder straps. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Karyn Bonfiglio
Broken Linen Stitch Socks
Toe-up socks in three sizes knit in a woven slip stitch that showcases multi-colored yarn. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Liz Pankratz
Drawstring pouch knit in linen stitch measures 8.5” x 8.5” (21.5 cm x 21.5 cm) . Designed by Shari Lawyer
Pretty Twisted Cuff
This trio of linen stitch bracelets is perfect use for scrap yarn and handmade buttons. Each of the three versions has slightly different design details – slipped st edging or not, worked horizontally or vertically, different types of attachment options – to produce different results, and to keep the knitting interesting. Designed by Cat Wong for Knitty
Linen Stitch and Lace Shawl
This triangle shawl features alternating bands of linen stitch and lacy eyelets. Can be knit in sport, fingering, or laceweight yarn. 3 edge options including straight, scalloped, or fringed. Designed by India Tresselt
Linen Stitch Coin Purse
The purse is knit with linen stitch for a woven look in two pieces and seamed at the sides and bottom of the purse. This pattern is designed to work with a 10cm (4″) square purse frame, but can be adjusted for other sizes. Designed by Mimi Codd. Pictured projects by the designer and mooncalf, Fingering weight yarn.
This tote bag is knit in a 4 row repeat linen stitch. The Lopi Tote is 16″ in length. Laid flat, the top of the bag measures 8″ across. Great project tote! Designed by Heidi Gustad. Quick knit in bulky yarn.
Slouchy Linen Stitch Hat
Michelle Lynne designed this simple yet elegant slouchy hat suitable for men and women with a great texture from linen stitch and a soft rolled brim.
Linen Stitch Tie
The woven stylish look of the linen stitch makes a great tie in this design by Michael Wade for Skacel.
Woven Bands Pullover
This men’s sweater by Hana Jason is knit sideways and features linen stitch on collar, cuffs, and yoke. Elbow-length sleeves you might want to knit longer. 40 (42, 44, 46, 48)” chest circumference.
Woven Lines Cowl
This cowl is knit in linen stitch cowl in two colors creating a woven-like texture with beautiful drape and has long and short versions. Designed by Aimee Sulser
Patterns for Purchase
Two-Tone Twill Scarf
Linen stitch scarf pattern knit two high-contrast colors for crisp zigs and zags, or two closer colors for tonal shading. Fingering or lace weight yarn. Designed by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas
Triangular shawl knit in linen stitch with one, two, and three colors. Worsed weight yarn. 3 sizes. Designed by AllieCatKnitsCo
French Linen Cowl
Black and white stripes combine with Linen stitch to create a cozy and stylish accessory reminiscent of a classically beautiful woven tea towel. Worked flat with no shaping. 2 seaming variations creating different looks: a traditional cowl or an edgy collar style cowl. Sport weight yarn. 3 sizes. Designed by ForestandFiber
This swingy, flattering pullover is worked with simple two-color linen stitch trim at the hem, cuffs, and folded collar. Sizes 42½ (47½, 52¼, 57, 61¾)” bust circumference. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Moon Eldridge
Baby Belle Cardigan
Baby sweater knit in seamless raglan construction with ruched pockets and linen stitch trim (collar, button bands, and bottom band). Worsted weight yarn. Sizes 1-3 (3-6, 6-12, 12-18, 18-24) months. Designed by Bekah Knits
The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting: Techniques, Stitches, Projects
This book offers a modern and thorough take on slip stitch techniques including linen stitch that deliver beautiful colorwork and gorgeous textures–with minimal effort. Includes 16 projects and 40 stitch patterns. Available in print or digital.
Throttle Moto Jacket
Inspired by classic leather motorcycle jackets, the Throttle Moto Jacket is knit in striped linen stitch creates the woven-looking pattern. Sizes 32.5 (36.5, 40.5, 44.5, 48.5, 52.5)” bust circumference (closed). DK weight yarn. Designed by Amy Gunderson
Linen and Lace Wrap
Bands of solid color in half linen stitch alternate with multicolor yarn in linen lace stitch in this shawl to create a woven appearance with slipped stitches. A picot bind-off creates scallops. Designed by Molly Conroy. Pictured project by unirider
Jessica Jones Cowl Knitting Pattern
This basic linen stitch cowl was inspired by the scarf Jessica Jones wears in the Netflix series. Fingering weight yarn. 2 sizes. Designed by handmade by SMINÉ
Elemental Boatneck Top
Pullover sweater with elbow length sleeves knit in linen stitch with a lace yoke. Finished size 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)” bust circumference. Designed by Hannah Fettig. Pictured project by SufferinSuccotas
Woven is a triangular shawl with beautiful woven effect achieved by using linen stitch. The shawl is seamless and knitted top-down from the central neck stitches to the edge. Designed by Diana Rozenshteyn
Lighthouse Bay Super Scarf
Linen stitch gives this super scarf its woven texture. Easy pattern. Width: 10”/25cm Length: 90”/2.3mDesigned by Two of Wands
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!