Traceries ~ Fire and Ice by Lavish Craft

Traceries ~ Fire and Ice

December 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
220 - 400 yards (201 - 366 m)
Double-Wrap Chunky Cowl or Full Worsted Scarf
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Traceries ~

Two styles, one pattern. Each easily modified for length.

Fire: A worsted weight, full length scarf, worked with a looser stitching lacy effect.

Ice: A chunky weight, double-wrap cowl with tighter stitching.

US and Metric measurements.

Free support.

Charted pattern.

Intermediate Skill Level: Twisted stitches (k/ptbl), wraps (smocking), and lace stitches in a lovely mirrored and book matched design.

Worked flat, center out, from a provisional CO.

Piece requires blocking.


Fire (light worsted/long version)

Aprox. 400 yds (365 m) Light Worsted Yarn
~ Sample shown used 370 yds (340 m) Malabrigo Rios in Glazed Carrot

US 10 (6 mm) Needles ~ or size that gets gauge

Ice (chunky/double-wrap cowl version)

Aprox. 240 yds (220 m) Chunky Yarn
~ Sample shown used 220 yds (201 m) Malabrigo Chunky Polar Morn (ALL of 2 hanks)

US 10.5 (6.5 mm) Needles ~ or size that gets gauge

1 shank (or toggle) button aprox. 3/4” (2 cm)


Scrap Yarn
Row Counter
Blocking Surface
Blocking Wires &/or T-pins
Tapestry Needle ~ to sew in tails
Cable Needle ~ optional, for alt. wrapping method


Fire Sample (10 reps + exit per half):
6 X 98” (15.5 X 149 cm)

Ice Sample (5 reps + exit per half):
6.5 X 56” (16.5 X 142 cm)


Gauge is not critical to either project, but will affect size and yardage requirements.

26 sts by 20 rows, 1 rep in charted pattern, after blocking =

Fire Sample: 6 X 4.25” (15.5 X 11 cm)
Ice Sample: 6.5 X 4.5” (16.5 X 11.5 cm)