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Challenge Square No. 14: Linen Stitch in two colors

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  Needles: US 8 Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Eco Color A: Woodland, Color B: Greenfields The linen stitch is a simple knit stitch alternating with as slipped stitch where the yarn is held in front so that it wraps around the slipped stitch. The linen stitch can be done in all one color BUT to get this fun checkered effect two different colors can be used and are worked every two rows. I worked this square flat on straight needles and added a simple knit stitch on the first and last stitch to create somewhat of an edge. It requires an even number of stitches. Row 1 (RS): *K1, slip 1 with yarn in front, rep from * to end Row 2 (WS): *P1, slip 1 with yarn in back, rep from * to end So for two colors you would work row 1 and 2 in color A, then work row 1 and 2 again with color B. Each time switching colors just twist the yarn up the side of the work. I love the look of this stitch! It makes for a tighter stitch so the rows are shorter but it makes the knitting feel more dense and has the fun wr