A knit blanket pattern for my knitter friends.  AND…a quick question for my non-knitting friends.  I am considering making an on-line ‘course’ to teach knitting basics. Please let me know with a quick response to this post or email me if a Knitting 101 course is something you might be interested.  This is not binding, just trying to gauge interest before I dive into it.  Thanks in Advance.

For all my friends who have been asking for a light weight knit blanket pattern for these wamer months…this is your lucky day.

This was the first time I used the linen stitch to knit and I am smitten! (Smitten Knitten!)

As it’s name implies, the linen stitch creates, to me, more of a woven fabric than a knit and one that is just lovely on blankets, throws, shawls, etc…  It is especially useful for those items that you would like to stay ‘flat’ as it doesn’t curl up at the ends thanks to moving the yarn and slipping stitches.

It’s not a hard stitch to learn…there’s a tad bit of a learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, your brain and hands just take over.

how to knit linen stitch blanket

And this is one stitch in which the back looks just as lovely as the frontfront and back of linen stitch blanket

For this linen stitch knit blanket pattern (52″ by 52″), I used the following:

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Berroco’s Remix (a worsted weight yarn) and Remix Light (a DK weight yarn) were perfect for this pattern. Not only do I love the blend of linen, silk, cotton, acyrlic and nylon; but the nubby and soft light weight yarn is also machine washable! SCORE! An imperative for a blanket, to be sure.

And Remix has an interesting story. This yarn is the result of garnetting discarded garments and fabric from the fashion industry throughout Europe. So the ‘remix’ name is quite appropros…it’s the recycling and remixing of discarded fabric to create this soft and tweedy yarn. That’s quite cool.

I made two videos to explain the whole process.  The first video shows the linen stitch for the knitted blanket body.  The second video gives instruction on the crochet edge and tassels.

For the first, linen stitch video I also show the tips I use to stay on pattern and to bind off in pattern

For those of you new to crochet, I hope that the second video will be helpful as I tried to show specific steps in the process.

I am definitely keeping this blanket for our home, but have already received a request…this is my kind of knit project to make and gift. I imagine I will use the same yarns…I did love how they knit up in this stitch.

linen stitch blanket in tissue paper

blanket in skeins tissue paper with stitcker

Skeins of Yarn Tissue Paper

If you dig this knit blanket pattern as much as I do, then bookmark this page or pin the following image for your future reference.

Looking for a knit blanket project for the warmer months? YThis free knit blanket pattern uses the lovely linen stitch and is finished with a crochet edge and tassels. Printable PDF and videos showing both knit and crochet techniques.

Berroco was kind enough to send me the yarn I used in this project.  Thanks Berroco!

And remember, if you think you might be interested in an on-line knitting class, leave a comment below.  Once again, this is not binding at all…I’m just gauging interest.

Thanks for spending a few minutes of your busy day with me today.

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Until next time…

Hugs,

 

 

 


48 Comments

  1. Karen Brown

    May 16, 2018 at 10:07 am

    YES!

    Reply
    • lynn

      May 16, 2018 at 4:23 pm

      Great Karen…just at the very beginning planning stages…I’ll let you know when it starts to come together my friend.

      Have a fantastic day.

      Lynn

      Reply
  2. Carole West, Garden Up Green

    May 16, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Lynn this is beautiful… What a wonderful talent you have and I’m in complete awe… Check out Fancy Fibers in Farmersville, TX – they have an online Etsy shop. Anyways she raises the animals, shears and then cleans, spins and dyes the yarn. Her products are amazing and I know you would enjoy using them. Years ago we went on a field trip to her place and then volunteered one time on sheering day. (I know her daughter) Something to google anyways. and I know you could make something absolutely amazing with her yarn. Have a great day – Carole

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    • lynn

      May 16, 2018 at 4:24 pm

      Aw, thanks my friend.

      I will check them out…wish I lived closer…guess I might have to take a field trip!

      And I surely would love to knit with some fun fibers!

      Thanks for the tip Carole.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  3. Verna

    May 16, 2018 at 10:22 am

    I have subscribed and the site keeps telling to subscribe. I would really like to view this, but no luck.

    Reply
    • lynn

      May 16, 2018 at 4:25 pm

      Ugh, Let me know if you are still having problem and I’ll send pattern right to. Sorry for any glitches my friend.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  4. Erica Jackson

    May 16, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Hi Lynn,
    I love reading your posts and this blanket is lovely. I’m a subscriber and I seem to have misplaced the link to the benefits library. Are you able to send that to me again?

    Thanks,
    Erica
    [email protected]

    Reply
    • lynn

      May 16, 2018 at 4:26 pm

      Hi my friend…I will email it to you.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  5. sandy frankel

    May 16, 2018 at 10:35 am

    YES YES YES!! I inherited my Mother in laws wonderful yarn, and need to learn to knit! Thank you for your offer and I would be the first to sign up.

    Reply
    • lynn

      May 16, 2018 at 7:54 pm

      Great Sandy…just at the very beginning planning stages…I’ll let you know when it starts to come together my friend.

      Have a fantastic day.

      Lynn

      Reply
  6. Carla Piccioni

    May 16, 2018 at 10:36 am

    I would definitely be interested in a knitting course

    Reply
    • lynn

      May 16, 2018 at 7:51 pm

      Oh great Carla! I am just in the beginning of the planning stage, but will surely keep you posted as I get closer.

      Have a great day my freind,

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  7. Veronica Hulse

    May 16, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Thank you for the lovely pattern. I’d be interested in knitting lessons. I know the basics.

    Reply
    • lynn

      May 16, 2018 at 7:48 pm

      Oh great Veronica! Just beginning the planning process, but will keep you posted as I get closer. Thanks for your interest my friend.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  8. Ann Williams

    May 16, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Lynn, I am very interested in the linen stitch blanket and would love to make this. I watched both videos but I am unable to find the pattern. I am a subscriber to your page but I have been unable to find the pattern in this post. Could you possibly e-mail me the pattern?

    Thanks,
    Ann

    Reply
    • lynn

      May 16, 2018 at 4:27 pm

      Will do Ann…check your email.

      Reply
  9. karen

    May 16, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    I was trying to access the pattern from the library. Guess I forgot my password. How can I retrieve or reset my password. Love your blog.

    Thanks,

    Reply
    • lynn

      May 16, 2018 at 4:28 pm

      I’ll send it to you via your email.

      Reply
  10. Tammy

    May 16, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    I’d be interested in learning how to knit!

    Reply
    • lynn

      May 16, 2018 at 7:47 pm

      Fantastic Tammy. I will let you know as I get closer…just beginning to plan now but wanted to make sure that someone might find it useful.

      Have a great day my friend.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  11. Sue

    May 16, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    QI I would love to learn to knit! I can crochet a little bit.

    Reply
    • lynn

      May 16, 2018 at 7:45 pm

      Great Sue! I am just beginning to plan but will happily let you know as we get closer.

      Have a great day my friend.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  12. Cindy

    May 16, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    It is a beautiful blanket, thank you for sharing the pattern, and I would be interested in classes.

    Reply
    • lynn

      May 16, 2018 at 7:43 pm

      Oh great Cindy! Just beginning the planning process, but will keep you posted as I get closer. Thanks for your interest my friend.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  13. Nan Caison

    May 16, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Can’t wait until I have time to watch videos!!!great idea Thanks Lynn

    Reply
    • lynn

      May 16, 2018 at 7:41 pm

      Thanks dear friend. See you Friday!

      Reply
  14. Barbara

    May 16, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Hi Lynn,
    Thanks for showing the video of linen stitch for the beautiful blanket. You make it sound so easy. I would love to have an online course taught by you.

    Reply
    • lynn

      May 16, 2018 at 7:40 pm

      Oh great Barbara! I am just in the beginning of the planning stage, but will surely keep you posted as I get closer.

      Have a great day my freind,

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  15. Julia

    May 16, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    This is a beautiful blanket, and the video was very easy to understand. Yes, I would definitely be interested in more videos on knitting and different stitches! Julia

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    • lynn

      May 16, 2018 at 7:56 pm

      So glad to hear that Julia…just at the very beginning planning stages…I’ll let you know when it starts to come together my friend.

      Have a fantastic day.

      Lynn

      Reply
  16. Mary Ellen

    May 17, 2018 at 3:15 am

    I’m a subscriber, but I’m able to access the pattern. In the meantime I’ll be making the eyelet baby blanket. Gotta keep these old hands busy !

    Reply
    • lynn

      May 20, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      Hey MaryEllen,

      Let me know if you haven’t received an email from me with further instructions. Thanks, Lynn

      Reply
  17. Arlene

    May 17, 2018 at 6:55 am

    Beautiful blanket. I would love to learn to knit. Thank you for a wonderful blog!

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    • lynn

      May 20, 2018 at 5:35 pm

      Aw thanks Arlene! I’m having a ball with my blog, but it makes it so much more fun with great ladies like you on the other end. I’ve got your name when I get closer to getting this knitting class off the ground and will keep you posted.

      Have a great week my friend.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  18. Dorene B.

    May 17, 2018 at 9:42 am

    This blanket is beautiful Lynn and the crochet trim just puts it over the top! The texture of the finished piece is so unique and would be such a nice addition to any room’s decor. I would definitely be interested in a knitting course that you offered. I have learned many crafts over the years, but knitting is something I have never done, so I would be a total beginner.

    Reply
    • lynn

      May 20, 2018 at 5:33 pm

      I’ve got your name Dorene. Just barely in the planning stage so it will be a little while, but I will let you know when things start forming up. I do love learning new skills…really wanting an embroidery machine for my birthday to try my hand at that!

      Hope your weekend has been great!

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  19. Barbara Anna Ruberto

    May 17, 2018 at 10:19 am

    Could you ;lease email the ;pattern as to how many stitches I need
    to cast on. This is so beautiful and I was t to make it for my
    grandaughter.

    Reply
    • lynn

      May 20, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      Hi Barbara, I sent an email to you with further instructions. Let me know if you still need assistance.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  20. tereza

    May 17, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Boa noite. Não consegui ter acesso ao padrão. Já fiz minha inscrição. Como proceder?
    Good evening. I could not access the pattern.
    I already applied.
    How to proceed?

    Reply
    • lynn

      May 20, 2018 at 12:27 pm

      Let me know if you haven’t received an email from me with further instructions. Thanks, Lynn

      Reply
  21. Dawn

    May 18, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Absolutely LOVE this pattern and yarn selection. I’m in Canada and to order this yarn makes it cost prohibitive. Do you have any suggestions for similar yarn, that is less costly? Thank you.
    I’m a fairly experienced knitter, so likely wouldn’t access a course. But, the videos are always appreciated.

    Reply
    • lynn

      May 20, 2018 at 5:29 pm

      Ugh, I hate to hear that Dawn. None of your local stores carry Berroco? Or is it that they do, but the price is so high because of the currency differences?

      I did find this yarn sub chart, but there is a disclaimer because the remix is such an unusual yarn.

      https://yarnsub.com/yarns/berroco/remix

      Let me know what you find out, I imagine you aren’t the only one with that problem. I will also reach out to my contact at Berroco and find out what she says.

      Lynn

      Reply
  22. Fran Lowry

    May 18, 2018 at 11:13 am

    A knitting class would be great. I’m going to try and make this blanket.

    fran

    Reply
    • lynn

      May 20, 2018 at 5:26 pm

      Great Fran! I’ve got your name and will keep you posted. Just in the planning stages now.

      Happy Knitting!

      Lynn

      Reply
  23. Gwen Borowski

    May 18, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Hi Lyne. I’m really nee to upur site and sm lobing it. My mom tuvht me to knit as a child but I dropped it a lot of years ago. Now I have one grandchild and hope there will be more some day. I would love the opportunity to learn again and hopefully learn so much more. I’m realky enjoying ypur videos. This linen stitch looks beautiful and can’t wait to try it.

    Reply
    • lynn

      May 20, 2018 at 12:26 pm

      Hi Gwen, I am so happy to have you here!

      How lucky you are to have grandbabies to knit for! And how lucky they are to have a Grandma who wants to knit for them!

      Wishing you a lovely day my friend,

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  24. Mihaela

    May 20, 2018 at 12:52 am

    This is a very beautiful blanket!! :)) Simple, yet beautiful.

    Reply
    • lynn

      May 20, 2018 at 12:14 pm

      Thanks Mihaela! One o fmy favs!

      Have a great day my freind.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply

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