Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Linen stitch again

Wash Mitt and Lily of  The Valley Soap
Mum's birthday coming up soon.  I have made some of her presents and one is this wash mitt in green and cream cotton, knitted in my favourite slip stitch - linen stitch.  It knits up to a dense fabric.

Linen Stitch
Because it knits up so densely you use slightly larger size needle than normal for your chosen yarn. 
Use a multiple of 2 stitches.  For the wash mitt I cast on 34 stitches in DK cottons and used 5mm needles.
Row 1,  Col 1 :   K1 *yfwd, sl1pw, ybk K1*    last stitch K1
Row 2,  Col 1 :   K1 *sl1pw, yfwd, p1, ybk*    last stitch K1
Row 3,  Col 2 :   As row 1
Row 4,  Col 2 :   As row 2

I started the decreases for the top of the mitt when it was six inches long.  All a bit experimental,  but I'm quite pleased with the result.


pinkundine said...

I've never tried linen stitch, but I do really like the way it looks. Must find a suitable project myself!

The wash mitt looks great :)