.. and I hear no trumpets blowing, even though my coming across a (to me) new and impressive knitting stitch is very exciting !
(It’s actually a stitch that’s very probably been around since knitting began !)
Pleasing. Monocolour. Large needles and medium weight wool.
Horrible. Monocolour. Needles far too big and totally unsuitable yarn.
To die for. This kind of extremely short colour-change wool is perfect, with small needle size.
None of them is mine. Here’s all I’ve done so far:
The usual quality of photo (what else ?) with edge lighting confusing the image. Sport weight pure wool, 3.25 needles. Coming along well ..
Does that help ? Probably not. Sighh ..
ANYWAY. Linen stitch is exactly like material, from which fact comes its name. It isn’t reversible, meaning that the back is different: looks like an incredibly neat moss stitch.
Lots of pros and 2 cons:
- My sample is 20 rows ! – imagine the time it would take to knit a long scarf ..
- The stitch requires (from me, at least) concentration: it’s easy to suddenly fall out of sync.
But I’d never done it before, and now I have.