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Linen Stitch Knitting Patterns

by | Dec 31, 2017 | Accessories, Clothing, Decor, Featured, Stitch Pattern

Knitting Patterns using Linen Stitch. Most patterns are free.

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

Free Knitting Pattern and Class for Linen Stitch Glasses Case

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.

Two options to get the pattern

Free Knitting Pattern for Quick Slip Cowl

Quick Slip Cowl

Reversible cowl in linen stitch gives you a different look depending on which side is visible. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by Andra Asars. Pictured project by ivillarreal1997.

Free Knitting Pattern for Mittens Interrupted

Mittens Interrupted

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Tiptoe Hat

Tiptoe Hat

Earflap hat with linen stitch band. Sizes newborn through adult. Designed by Jennifer Pimentel. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured project by the designer

Free Knitting Pattern for Crow Waltz Shawl

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Half-Linen Cozies

Half-Linen Cozies

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Liberty Wool Linen Stitch Scarf

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Simple Linen Stitch Stripes Shoulder Bag

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Broken Linen Stitch Socks

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Linen Stitch Dish Cloth

Linen Stitch Dish Cloth

The combination of linen stitch and variegated yarn results in a confetti-like, multicolored cloth with a dense, durable texture. Designed by Kristen Kristek

Free Knitting Pattern for Linen Stitch Seashell Bag

Seashell Bag

Drawstring pouch knit in linen stitch measures 8.5” x 8.5” (21.5 cm x 21.5 cm) . Designed by Shari Lawyer

Free Knitting Pattern for Pretty Twisted Cuff

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Linen Stitch Mitts

Linen Stitch Mitts

Fingerless mitts knit in 2 colors. Also great for variegated yarn. Small Medium,Large. Designed by Nyss Parkes

Free knitting pattern for Chickadee Cowl

Chickadee Cowl

Linen stitch gives this design by Kristen Kapur a woven fabric look.

Free Knitting Pattern for Linen Stitch and Lace Shawl

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Mini Mania Scarf

Mini Mania Scarf

Colorful scarf knit with mini skeins of sock weight yarn in linen stitch to get a woven effect. Perfect for your leftover scraps of yarn.4 sizes. Designed by Sarah Core

Free Knitting Pattern for Linen Stitch Coin Purse

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.

Free knitting pattern for Cerus Scarf and more knitting patterns for men

Cerus Scarf

Designed by Hilary Smith Callis, this scarf gets its dressy professional look from the linen stitch that looks like woven fabric. Use a variegated yarn to enhance the woven look.

Free Knitting Pattern for Linen Stitch Coasters

Linen Stitch Coasters

Uses 11 – 12 yards (10 – 11 m) of worsted yarn so it’s great for scrap yarn. Designed by Deborah West

Free Knitting Pattern for Linen-stitch Kimono Booties

Linen-stitch Kimono Booties

These baby booties are knit in a cozy linen stitch. Sized for 9 months they are easily customized. Designed by Alison Crawford

Free Knitting Pattern for 4 Row Repeat Lopi Tote

Lopi Tote

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 Free Knitting Pattern and more free slouchy hat knitting hat patterns

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Hara Baby Dress

Hara Baby Dress

Short, flouncy dress with adjustable straps, cropped length for crawlers, and a linen stitch bodice. DK yarn. Sizes 6 months, 12 months, 18 months. Designed by Johanna Marshall

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Linen Stitch Tie

The woven stylish look of the linen stitch makes a great tie in this design by Michael Wade for Skacel.

Free Knitting Pattern for Woven Bands Pullover

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Woven Lines Cowl Infinity Scarf

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

Knitting Pattern for Two-Tone Twill Scarf

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

Knitting Pattern for Thistle Shawl

Thistle Shawl

Triangular shawl knit in linen stitch with one, two, and three colors. Worsed weight yarn. 3 sizes. Designed by AllieCatKnitsCo

Knitting Pattern for French Linen Cowl

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

Knitting Pattern for Kaolin Tunic

Kaolin Tunic

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

Knitting Pattern for Baby Belle Cardigan

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

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.

Knitting Pattern for Throttle Moto Jacket

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

Knitting Pattern for Linen and Lace Wrap

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

Free Until Dec. 31 2017 Jessica Jones Cowl Knitting Pattern

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

Knitting Pattern for Elemental Boatneck Top

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

Knitting Pattern for Linen Stitch Shawl

Woven Shawl

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

Knitting Pattern for Lighthouse Bay Super Scarf 

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

Knitting Pattern for Lucy Cloche Hat

Lucy Hat

This cloche style is simply elegant with a knit band in woven linen stitch and an asymmetrical brim that is sewn into place.

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Terry Matz

meTerry 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, 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!

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