Gridwork by Janelle Martin
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April 2010
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
360 yards (329 m)
8"/20 cm by 54"/135 cm long
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download
Errata available:

I love to wear scarves and with the arrival of spring weather, I wanted something lighter with drape to wear during the coming months. Since humidity is a large part of spring and summer in South-Western Ontario, I need a stitch pattern that would still look great, even if the scarf rolled or lost its blocking. Once I discovered this strong graphical stitch in Charted Knitting Design: A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker, I knew I had a winner.

This pattern features a “rest” row, with purl worked on wrong side rows. Pattern includes both a chart and written out instructions for working the lace mesh pattern.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have placed markers between stitch repeats, please note that they will shift position – moving forward one st - on rows 5, 9, 13 & 19.

360 yards of DK yarn (sample worked in soy/bamboo blend tape yarn). Any yarn with drape can be substituted for Schulana Sojabama, especially silk and silk blends.

Additional Gauge:
18 sts and 30 rows to 4 inches in mesh pattern

Skills Required

  • Lace knitting (several types of decreases)
  • Chart reading

This pattern was also included in Most Magazine, Fall 2010, pages 28 & 29. An incorrect stitch key was included in the printed version of the magazine; however, the correct version is on their website or can be downloaded as a PDF from the Gridwork scarf page on my website.

Corrections to written directions
Row 7: k2, (yo, ssk) x 2, yo, (slip 1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2tog, yo, k1b, yo, ssk, repeat to last two sts, yo, ssk
Row 11: k2, (yo, ssk) x 3, yo, k3tog, yo, k1b, yo, ssk, repeat to last two sts, yo, ssk

Update on Nov. 8, 2010
New version uploaded to fix errata noted above. Please download the updated version.

Update: June 20, 2010
If you downloaded this prior between May 14 and June 20, please download the updated PDF. Pattern was updated to fix errata listed above.