Tracery by Kathleen Sperling
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July 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in chart pattern stitch, blocked
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
960 - 1344 yards (878 - 1229 m)
XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X
This pattern is available for $6.50 USD buy it now
Errata available: /patterns/show

(I will be updating the downloadable file shortly.)

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—a style of architecture from the high and late medieval period of European history—is what people probably most often envision when they think of the Hogwarts castle. This garment was inspired by Gothic-style stained-glass windows, such as might be found in the Great Hall at Hogwarts, and the little church in Harry Potter’s ancestral village of Godric’s Hollow. 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.

Other buying options:

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

  • 2 stitch markers

  • spare length of yarn 30-40” long

  • spare length of yarn 20” long

  • 3 stitch holders

  • tapestry needle