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Simple Lines Dishtowel Knitting Pattern

Updated: Jul 23

I love making towels with dish cotton. They are so absorbent and durable, but I was tired of towels falling off the oven handle onto the floor. I needed a set with loops to hang on my cabinet … so ta-da the Simple Lines Towel.

The pattern uses basic stitches in a simple pattern repeat. It’s great for beginners and makes great TV knitting. The added purl line to an otherwise simple stockinette project provides additional interest.


Yarn: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream (200 yards/113 grams)

1 Super Size skein or 2 regular skeins

Gauge: 20 sts per 4”/10 cm

Needles: US 7 - 4.5 mm

Notions: Darning needle

Finished size: 14”x17”

Experience Level: Beginner


K = knit

P = purl

K2tog = knit two together


Cast on 60 stitches using long-tail or preferred cast-on method

Row 1-8: Knit.

Begin Pattern Stitch:

Row 9: Knit all stitches.

Row 10: K4, P to last 4 stitches, knit.

Row 11: Knit.

Row 12: Knit.

Repeat rows 9-12 until the piece measures 16” from the cast-on edge (approximately 28 total 4-row pattern repeats). End with row 12.