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How to Knit the Two-Color Linen Stitch

If you're familiar with linen stitch, this two color version is the stitch for you!

How to Knit the Two-Color Linen Stitch
How to Knit the Two-Color Linen Stitch
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Worked by changing colors every two rows, this very simple colorwork knit stitch is a vibrant variation on the traditional linen stitch! If you haven't learned that stitch, we recommend trying it first before giving the two color version a try. But regardless, this stitch is easy enough that even beginners can learn it.

The way colorwork functions in this stitch is through slip stitches. If you've ever tried mosaic knitting, this technique will be familiar to you. It's truly so simple, and you can get stunning patterns of color in your fabric without having to use multiple strands of yarn in the same row.


Materials List

  • Two different colored yarns
  • Knitting needles


Cast on any even number of stitches.

Row 1 (RS) in color A: * K1, slip 1 purlwise with the yarn in front, repeat from * to end of row

Row 2 (WS) in color A: * P1, slip 1 purlwise with the yarn in back, repeat from * to end of row

Rows 3 and 4: Repeat rows 1 and 2 with color B

Repeat rows 1-4 until you've reached the desired length.

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