Linen Stitch Scarf

I’ve always wanted to make this scarf. I saw an episode of the now defunct show Knitty Gritty that had an example of how to make this same scarf. Several years later, I finally made it.

As the title indicates, it is a linen stitch scarf with fringe at the ends. I knit the scarf lengthwise and dropped 12 stitches on either end of the scarf on my bind off row.


Here is a poor quality video of how to make the fringe on the end. I already did the beginning which was slightly different but you get the general idea. I’m sorry it’s so dark. I just wasn’t happy with the light. Then I eliminated it almost completely and this is what I got. One shot! Oh well.


Filatura di Crosa Zara – one ball each 433 (royal purple), 1784 (deep purple), 1789 (orchid)
US #6 circular needles 32″ or longer
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RS: right side
WS: wrong side
K: knit
P : purl
sl: slip
wyif: with yarn in front
wyib: with yarn in back

Linen stitch pattern:
Row 1: (RS) *K1, sl 1 purlwise wyif, bring yarn to back between needles; rep from *
Row 2: (WS) *P1, sl 1 purlwise wyib, bring yarn to front between needles; rep from *
Rep rows 1 and 2.
Linen stitch pattern directions taken from Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book, Sixth and Spring Books.

CO 468 stitches using color 433. Start pattern and continue until seven rows are completed. Switch to color 1784. Don’t worry about leaving enough length to weave in. You’re just going to end up snipping the ends for fringe anyhow. Continue pattern for seven rows. Switch to color 1789. Pattern 10 rows. Switch to color 1784. Pattern seven rows. Switch to color 433. Pattern seven rows.
BO row: Pattern 14 stitches. Sl two st onto left needle. Slip remaining 12 st off right needle. Unravel those stitches. Re-slip two stitches onto right needle. Start BO with those two stitches. BO in pattern until 12 st. remain on left needle. Loop right needle stitch through itself. Sl remaining 12 st off left needle. Unravel those stitches. Cut loops created at either end of the scarf. Cut uneven ends to create uniform fringe. Smile.

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