Friday, June 14, 2013

Linen Stitch (aka Fabric Stitch or Sugarplum Stitch)

Sample knit with worsted weight yarn on US Size 6 needles

This stitch makes a tight, dense fabric - on one side.  The other side is like seed stitch.  What a great scarf this stitch would make!  You can use larger needles than called for on your ball band and still get a nice solid fabric.  

This stitch is one of the first stitch patterns I made a video for, and I thought it was time to do a new, clear HD video.  

I have  also seen this stitch called Fabric Stitch or Sugarplum Stitch.  However, this shouldn't be confused with another "Fabric Stitch" you may see, that is worked differently.  Same name, different stitches - it happens often.  Whatever you call it, have fun knitting something with it!

Even number of stitches (Multiple of 2)

Stitches should be slipped purlwise

Row 1: *K1, Sl 1 wyif*
Row 2: *P1, Sl 1 wyib*

Repeat these two rows for the pattern.

Happy Knitting!


Anonymous said...

I remember your previous video on this and I was only last week looking for it and couldn't find it. I couldn't recall what it was, only that I loved the "wrong" side, which I like to think of as the "sugarplum" side -- I think it is beautiful with its round pearly bumps. thanks for reposting; who knows if I'd ever had found it ;^)

EverythingGoneWrong said...

Hey, I love the stitches and the videos you make! All the knitting projects i have done, i learnt from you XD. I was wondering if this stitch needed an edge stitch? Will it curl up if i don't have an es?

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

No, it doesn't curl. I really don't think the edges are too bad looking, but that is a matter of opinion. You'll have to do a swatch to see what you think.

Unknown said...

Thanks for this video. *Very clearly demonstrated and explained!*
Love the birds singing in the background too.
The slipped st on each end of the row make for a nice clean edge on work. I saw instructions for Linen Stitch, worked in multiples of 2, that had the last st of each row knitted or purled. :( This version is so nice!

Caitlin said...

If I wanted to make this into an infinity scarf, what's the best way to bind off and seam it together?

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

Haha, the easiest way would be to knit it in the round and avoid the seam. Otherwise I would just knit maybe two plain rows at the beginning and end then whip stitch the ends, or use mattress stitch (I have a video on that).

Caitlin said...

Awesome thank you so much. I usually can't do my infinity scarves in the round cause I make them pretty long so I've been trying to figure out how to connect the ends without it looking gross.
And another question: many of my scarves and blankets have unraveled a bit. Nothing dangerous just some of the yarn is sticking out where I finished. Any suggestions on how to avoid that?