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Tracery Vest

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(I will eventually be updating the downloadable file.)

1) Second-last line of “bottom” section should read:

You will have completed a total of 15[19, 19, 21, 19, 15] patt rnds, including the first one immediately following the 2 purl rnds.

2) Second-last line of “right front” section should read:

Cont patt as set, dec 1 st at neck edge every RS row until 16[16, 21, 21, 21, 23] sts rem. 69[73, 75, 77, 79, 81] rows have been worked flat in total.

Gothic is a style of architecture from the high and late medieval period of European history. This garment was inspired by Gothic-style stained-glass windows. The name of the pattern, ‘Tracery’, is the term used for the stonework sections which contain the glass of Gothic windows.

This pattern is not steeked; however, anyone with experience who would prefer to steek this pattern shouldn’t have too much trouble adapting it.

Skills required
  • Knitting and purling
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Stranded knitting worked in the round and flat
  • Chart reading
  • Three-needle bind-off (explained in magazine)
Size information
  • XS: 30.75” finished bust, to fit 28”, finished length 17.5”
  • S: 35” finished bust, to fit 32”, finished length 18”
  • M: 38.75” finished bust, to fit 36”, finished length 18.25”
  • L: 43” finished bust, to fit 40”, finished length 18.5”
  • 1X: 46.75” finished bust, to fit 44”, finished length 18.75”
  • 2X: 52” finished bust, to fit 48”, finished length 19”
Yarn requirements

Each skein is assumed to be 192yds.

On the sample shown, MC is the black and CC is the variegated. (Yes, really!)
  • XS: 3 skeins MC, 2 skeins CC
  • S: 3 skeins MC, 2 skeins CC
  • M: 3 skeins MC, 3 skeins CC
  • L: 3 skeins MC, 3 skeins CC
  • 1X: 4 skeins MC, 3 skeins CC
  • 2X: 4 skeins MC, 3 skeins CC
Other materials needed
  • 3mm circular needle
  • 2 stitch markers
  • spare length of yarn 30-40” long
  • spare length of yarn 20” long
  • 3 stitch holders
  • tapestry needle

30 stitches and 33 rows = 4" in chart pattern stitch, blocked
You will get a PDF (1MB) file

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Verified Buyer

1 year ago

Good instructions

Love the intricacy of the pattern

Diane m.

Verified Buyer

1 year ago

Great pattern

I couldn't get the fight wool it's been discontinued so l used Sandra Rhodes signature substitute and l bought to much so l am making a matching cardi.
Had to adapt the patern slightly cos the model is very small and I'm tall,but its lovely


Verified Buyer

1 year ago

Stained glass windows in wool.👍🏻

Love the final effect.
I’d send a picture but my daughter saw it.
So I’m on number two.