simple lines by Lori Versaci

simple lines

September 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
900 yards (823 m)
One size
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The SIMPLE LINES shawl is exactly as it’s name says; a simple crescent shawl with random length stripes that add just enough interest to make is something that you will want to wear all the time.

I have knit two of these shawls, one with a simple I-cord edge and one with a picot edge (instructions for both are included in the pattern) it may just be the piece that I have worn more than any other. It is big enough to wear as a conventional wrap and also narrow enough to wrap around your neck to keep you warm all day.

The yarn is a lovely mix of merino and silk, which is dyed to perfection by DyeFor Yarn. I originally bought the navy Bat in a Dark Mood color on one of my trips to Loop London, but knew it needed a little pop, so I bought the orange Red-Hot Metal on-line from Loop on one of the days when all proceeds went to charity!! I love LOOP!!! All I can say is that if you get a chance to see DyeFor yarn in person, you will want some!!!

You will find several photos of me wearing this scarf over the years (the navy one) on InstaGram and I know you will see many more in the coming months. I really wear this 2 or 3 times a week all winter long!

You really want to knit this shawl…

WINGSPAN: 70”/177.5cm
LENGTH (at center): 17.5”/44.5cm


  • DyeForYarn Fingering Merino and Silk 75% Merino Superwash, 25% Mulberry Silk; 437 yds/400m per100g skein: 2 skeins color A and 1 skein color B or
  • Fingering weight yarn: Approx 800 yds/725m color A and 100 yds/95m color B

US size 4 (3.5mm) 32”/80cm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge

24 sts and 48 rows = 4”/10cm in garter st, after blocking
While exact gauge is not critical, variation in gauge will alter yardage requirement and measurements.

Worked from center tab at top to bottom edge. Increases are made on the edges of all RS rows to form the crescent shape.