Week 28 of the #YearOfStitch : Linen Stitch

Ok get ready…this one is HOT and a little tricky. Once you understand the concept it’s easy to get in the flow. I decided to color code this weeks tutorial since it can be tricky. That said, this stitch looks most like a linen weave if you work it in a single color. 

The photos should help clarify. 

First work the dark blue stitches from top right to the bottom left. 

Then work the next round of stitches from the bottom up (this will make more sense as a strategy when you are working with one color). Come up in the center of the dark blue to create a T shape. Come down under the dark blue stitch.

As you make your way back up, your light blue thread will cover some of your dark blue stitches.

Working back down from the top, you are recreating the same pattern you just did but you are locking this row with the first row (under the light blue vertical stitches).

Work the green from the bottom to the top just like the light blue row

See the pattern? Purple row is just like the red row.

Black row is just like the blue and green row. 

This is how cool it looks in all one color:

Did that work out for you? Fill me in!