The linen stitch is so much easier then it looks. If you can knit and purl then you can do this stitch.
YF- move yarn to the front of work
YB- move yarn to the back of work
SL- slip stitch
Cast on an even amount.
Row 1: (right side) *k1, yf, sl 1, yb; rep from * to end.
Row 2:(wrong side) *p1, yb, sl 1, yf; rep from * to end.
Repeat these two rows.
Moving the yarn to the front and back wraps the slipped stitch making the unique design. This makes for a pretty dense fabric that is great for scarves, cowls and dish towels.