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Simple Things

from Rainy Day Goods Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Simple Things
Simple Things

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • knit
  • purl
  • yo
  • bind off

Pattern Description:

This simple little shawlette is designed to use just one skein (360 yards) of a particularly lovely handpainted yarn. Worked from the center top down, it's knit in easy stockinette stitch with increases along the edges and a center spine. Garter eyelet ridges along the bottom edge prevent curling and add texture while still letting the yarn draw focus.

A handy small traveling project, it's also good for beginners who want to try a shaped shawl and eyelets without a lot of complicated patterning.

Worn draped around your shoulders as a small shawl or tied around your neck as a triangular scarf, Simple Things is versatile and easy to throw on with just about anything and add a little color, softness, warmth, and handknit goodness to your day.


19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 46" from point to point across top edge, and 17" down center increase "spine"


  • 360 yards fingering weight yarn
  • 24" US 4 / 3.5 mm needle (or size needed to obtain gauge)

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers

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About the designer

I'm a CalArts graduate, recently relocated from Los Angeles to New Mexico, and I'm constantly wishing for more rainy days. On Ravelry, I'm the resident Do-Gooder on the Team Rav Staff. My job is ...

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