Gridwork by Janelle Martin


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
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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. They then move back the following row.

360 yards of DK yarn (sample worked in soy/bamboo blend tape yarn). Any yarn with drape can be substituted, 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.

Updated on February 7, 2018
This update includes a revised chart that shows the shifting stitch repeat. It also brings the pattern in line with my standard stitch abbreviations and pattern writing. If you have downloaded this pattern prior to February 7, 2018, please dowload the new version and update your Ravelry library.