Linen-Stitch Scarf by Cynthia Spencer

Linen-Stitch Scarf

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This pretty scarf is as easy as knitting and purling—but gives an interesting texture with no curling! The two sides look different, but both are nice enough to be the “front” of the scarf. You can knit it either on the long side or the short side. Directions are given for either way--and for all weights of yarn!

Try it in a self-striping yarn for added enjoyment.

Skills taught in this pattern:

  • Half-linen stitch.
  • Slip-stitched edge.

Really Clear Skill Rating:
Level 0: You know how to cast on, bind off, knit, and possibly purl. You may have made a garter-stitch scarf or two. It is time for a first “real” project.

Weight of Yarn Yardage
Fingering (6 stitches per inch) 500 yards
Sport/DK (5.5 spi) 380 yards
Worsted (5 spi) 430 yards
Aran (4.5 spi) 400 yards
Bulky (3 to 3.5 spi) 250 yards
Super Bulky (2 spi) 230 yards

2-page pattern