Linen Stitch Loop by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Linen Stitch Loop

August 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches = 4 inches
in Linen Stitch for gauge
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
890 yards (814 m)
One size
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12/03/22: This previously free pattern is now retired. The design is now enhanced with full color photos and new edging options and is now available for purchase on Ravelry as a new Churchmouse Classics pattern, Linen Stitch Scarf & Loop.

For the crocheted version: CM Linen Stitch Scarf & Loop

This free pattern takes our Linen Stitch Scarf and throws it for a loop—literally! Knit in the round, linen stitch becomes just a little easier. You simply work the same two stitches over and over—no fussing with the wrong side. (Since the right side is always facing you, there’s no ‘working blind’ from the purl side!) And a little reverse stockinette stitch at the edges tidies things up nicely.

We love how the linen stitch texture looks woven—and how it tends to ‘pixelate’ variegated yarns. Naturally, we gravitated towards Manos Alegria’s dazzling array of vibrant variegations and saturated solids—and picked out one of each! Alegria is a fingering-weight blend of superwash merino and sturdy polyamide—easy to care for, wonderfully resilient, and (best of all) super soft.

Approx. 48”/122cm around x 11”/28cm deep, after blocking.

2 skein Manos Alegria (445yds/425m each), 1 skein each of 2 colors.
Colors MC and CC.
Sample used MC=9010, Manglar; CC=color 2530, Nickel.

US 7 (4.5mm) 24-32”/60-80cm circular needle, or size to obtain gauge.
US 4 (3.5mm) 24-32 “/60-80cm circular needle, or three sizes smaller than gauge needle.
7 stitch markers, one in a contrasting color.
Darning needle to finish.
Blocking wires and T-pins.

29 sts = 4”/10cm in linen stitch, after blocking.