Lately, I’ve been feeling some knitting wanderlust. You know that feeling- when you’re just not content working on any of the projects on your needles. I’ll do a couple rows on my husband’s sweater. A few stitches on a pair of socks that have been languishing since December. I’ll make something tiny and silly.
But, sometimes you just need to go digging through your stash of patterns and leftover yarn and start something new.
I found my copy of this pattern (the Koigu Linen Stitch Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas). It’s been on my to-knit list for years.
Unfortunately, I don’t have the beautiful multi-hued yarn it calls for. But, I do have a bunch of little scraps of pretty Patton’s worsted wool.
So far so good! I love the way the colors get blended together. It’s funny, how such disparate colors end up looking so nice together (there’s no logical reason that neon green and bright orange should look good together).
And, I have totally fallen in love with the linen stitch. For whatever reason, this stitch is scratching my knitting itch. I love anything that uses slipped stitches, and changing color every row keeps me entertained.
Want to try the linen stitch yourself? Think about one of these fabulous patterns:
This over-sized cowl lives somewhere between cozy and classy. I love it!
honey cowl by Antonia Shankland
I don’t think I’d actually wear this jacket, but I’d love to make it. It looks like so much fun!
Linen Stitch Jacket by Doreen L. Marquart
This little draw-string bag is so cute! I bet you could find a million things to do with it! And, what a great way to use up little bits of leftover yarn.
Little Linen Stitch Bag by Cindy Walker
What would you use the linen stitch for?