I love knitting linen stitch, but in the wrong yarn it can be difficult to wear against the skin. I love working with the Alpaca DK, but sometimes it’s just a little too soft for the shape I want. Then I came upon a solution! Linen stitch with ultra soft Banshee Yarns Alpaca DK is like my structured, unstructured knitting dream! This cowl is, all going well, the forerunner of a dress in the same stitch and yarn!
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This pattern is knit in the round using linen stitch. It can be worn doubled over or without wrapping it.
Height: 20cm / 8 inches
Circumference: 118cm / 46.5 inches
Measurements taken after cowl has been wet blocked and dried flat.
Banshee Yarns Alpaca DK, 3 skeins (70% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere, 225m per 100g). Shown here in Nude Grey (Colour 1), Nude (Colour 2) & French Knickers (Colour 3).
Other DK yarns can be used but I recommend swatching to ensure that the linen stitch doesn’t make a soft yarn too rough.
24 stitches and 50 rounds to 10cm / 4 inches over linen stitch in the round on 5mm needles, wet blocked and dried flat. The stitch gauge includes both the knit stitch and the slipped stitch.
Needles & Notions
5mm 60cm-long circular needle.
Tapestry needle, scissors, measuring tape & 1 stitch marker.