Simple Lines 2.0

simplelines-2A while back I accidentally released a pattern. And by that I mean that nothing was planned or thought out. I’d just knit a scarf/wrap thing that my friends on Ravelry happened to like and so I wrote a short description of what ended up being the Simple Lines scarf. It was one of the first projects I designed myself.  It’s funny but the whole process was so 1-2-3 that I nearly put quotation marks around the word designed, Ha.

More than 2000 hearts, 500 queues and close to 70 projects later and my view on this glorious knitting community and knitting in general has shifted quite a bit. It was the project that sparked my interest in pattern writing, I’ve since started doing it obsessively. I find constructing a garment from thoughts in my head to stitches in my hands so very freeing.

In a way I think this pattern made me want to make this new space for my knitting exploits. So I have decided to bring it with me to this site, in kind of a mini relaunch. The pattern and pictures have been rewritten and revamped, but most importantly I’ve been asked several times if I would consider making a downloadable PDF with the pattern and I finally found the time to look at it.

So I made a brand spanking new PDF to download if you want to print the pattern, safekeep or read it on your tablet. Just press the Download PDF button at the end of this post.

Here it is still gaugeless because I believe in you.





Yarn:                2-300 grams of Light fingering
Needles:          3.0 mm – US 2½
Dimensions:   60 cm x 165 cm – 23″ x 66″


K:                    Knit
P:                    Purl
SL:                  Slip Stitch Purlwise
PM:                Place Marker


Look at this pattern more as an approach, and adjust according to your own taste. The dimensions I’ve given is the size I got with my gauge, yours will vary, but for this pattern we wont worry about it. Just make sure you like the tightness of your knit and the width of your scarf. As an FYI, if I were to knit this again I would keep knitting and go for ca. 200 instead of 165 cm.
Adjust the width by adding or subtracting pairs of 2, when you cast-on.

Cast on 152st. using preferred stretchy technique. I used the German twisted cast-on holding my needles double – Video tutorial. I’m sure a tubular cast-on would look amazing as well.


Row 1: SL1, *K1, P1, *repeat until you reach the end of the row.

Repeat Row 1 making sure to continue in Rib pattern (K’s on top of K’s, P’s on top of P’s).

Continue for 22 rows


Row 1: SL1, K19, PM, *P2, K2 (*Repeat until you have 20 st. left), PM, K20

Repeat Row 1 in Rib


When you’ve reached the end of your patience repeat the rib border as described above. Bind off using your favorite stretchy bind off. I used this very basic bind off with a larger needle.

Weave in ends, wash and block lightly. Done!


Download PDF


12 Replies on

Simple Lines 2.0

  • Thank you for this gorgeous pattern. Neither the cast on tutorial nor the bind off technique links work. Can you please fix them and/or tell me what they are? Thank you so much! <3

  • Such a simple and easy pattern. I used a luxury 100% wool Light Fingering / 3 Ply weight in the colour Cream. I love it so much that I have started a second in a dark grey (Lace / 2 Ply) which is going to take me forever to finish but will be worth it.
    Thanks for providing the pattern for free.

  • I have a question about this pattern. It says cast on 152. If I slip the first stitch and then K1, P1 to the end of the row I have one stitch left. What am I doing with that stitch, am I slipping that stitch too. Seems like it should be a knit but the pattern doesn’t specify. HELP.

  • Hello Denise: It’s been a while since I’ve made one of these, but after you slip the first stitch you K1, P1 to the end. So, if your second to last stitch on the row is a P1, then your last stitch is a K1. I hope this helps.

  • Found a discussion of this pattern and the the slip stitch question on Ravelry, and it was pointed out that if flip your work once you reach the end of the row, then it will line up in ribbing. I normally knit in both directions and don’t bother flipping so this confused me for a while as well.

    1. The 2×2 rib has a border in garter stitch so the markers are used to differentiate the two. You could omit them of course if you like to play it fast and loose :) It most definitely is the right pattern though.

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