There are many tutorials online for Linen/Moss/Woven Stitch, but check out this one by by Dedri Uys!
That year, when I started using PLT Join (this was before I named it so), I made “Bold Gingham Blanket”, which is a piece made of join-as-you-go strips, using color to form an opulent pattern. I really love this one and wish I had time to make another!
After that, I got caught up in a hexagon custom order whirlwind. Other crafters referred to me as “the hexie queen”, I made blanket after blanket of custom order hexagon pieces: Sunburst Flower, Cottage Quilt, Painted Hexagons, and Geometric Lace – probably about 65 in all.. So linen stitch definitely wasn’t on my hook, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t on my mind. One day I’d have time to make a booklet of linen stitch patterns.
I was sketching and making up samples to keep the ideas fresh, some super-simple and others based on quilt blocks and fabric yardage.
Chevron faffing below using the Lucy Pack* of Stylecraft Special DK from Deramores.
The right-hand sample above is based on this quilt block called “Seaside Boardwalk”, a beautiful tutorial seen on heyletsmakestuff.com.
Isn’t it the cutest? You just know I had to make flying geese too – made in KnitPicks Palette Yarn* 🙂
The Beach Hut above was based on the award-winning “Charming Chevrons” over on ChristaQuilts.com – please take a look; her blog post is wonderful!
So that’s my history with this gorgeous stitch. Fast forward to today, and I’m getting a serious itch to work with linen st again. I kept all those samples and sketches from before in a gallon-size ziplock bag and waited until I had time to write a small collection of patterns. Well, it’s time! Now that I can bring my bag of swatches to life, I have some serious goodies for y’all.
And “Bias Strip”, first strip seen below in the “Sweatshirt” colorway as an homage to cutting up beloved old sweatshirts to make a cozy blanket. Made in Wool and the Gang Shiny Happy Cotton and Billie Jean yarns. I lurve this one! I cannot *wait* to release this ebook, a neat collection of blocks and blankets, sure to please you linen-loving crafters 🙂
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