Grillage by Aurélie Colas


October 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches = 4 inches
in stocking stitch in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
394 - 459 yards (360 - 420 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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Don’t sit on the fence: jump in with both feet!

Wire netting ― “Grillage” in French ― doesn’t have to be harsh and cold: this “chicken wire” inspired pattern wraps around your leg and provides extra warmth with the cosy garter stitch underlay.

The elongated stitches of the netting showcase variegated yarn nicely, but look equally nice with a semi-solid.

Grillage also incorporates a roomy short-row heel featuring “shadow wraps”, for extra comfy socks.

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To fit foot circumference (measured around ball of foot):
Small ― 20 cm (8 in),
Medium ― 23 cm (9 in),
Large ― 25.5 cm(10 in)]

Yarn requirement
The Knitting Goddess British wool and nylon 4ply (1 x 100g, 400 m / 437 yds) shown in Semi-solidTurquoise
or The Knitting Goddess merino nylon 4ply (1 x 100g, 424 m / 465 yds) shown in Pop Turquoise

Needles and Notions

  • 2.25 mm (US 1) needles (circ. or DPNs) - Or size required to achieve gauge.
  • Darning needle
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch markers

36 sts / 10cm (4 in) measured over stockinette in the round.

6-Page Pattern includes:
Detailed charts for all patterned sections.
Complete written instructions (including written directions for Charts)
Photo-Tutorial of Shadow Wrap technique.

More detailed tutorial on the Shadow Wrap method, as well as a photo-tutorial featuring the elongated stitch can be found on the designer’s blog.