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I’m Elizabeth Smith and designing knitting patterns is my passion. I strive to create simple, modern designs and write patterns for them that are easy to follow and fun to knit. Most of my patterns ...

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Lilac Trail

from Elizabeth Smith
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lilac Trail
Lilac Trail
Lilac Trail
Lilac Trail
Lilac Trail
Lilac Trail

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic pattern reading skills
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Cast on
  • Bind off

Pattern Description:

Lilac Trail is the lighter, more spring-like version of the bulky-weight Nordic Trail, for those who live in warmer climates (and bulky is just not practical) or if you are looking for a lighter vest to transition you into spring. Using DK-weight yarn, it's completely seamless and worked from the bottom-up. An easy lace pattern is found on the front pieces as well as on the back and pattern instructions detail each row of this lace pattern for each individual size. The very detailed instructions are ideal for the beginner knitter (even if you have never done lace work before), and many of the instructions are divided out by size to make pattern reading even easier.


5.5 sts & 7.5 rws = 1" in St st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 33 (36, 39, 41.75, 44.75, 47.75, 50.5)"


  • Yarn: Approx. 664 (724, 803, 886, 965, 1059, 1147) yds of DK-weight yarn, shown in Vintage DK by Berroco (50% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 10% Nylon; 100g = 288 yds), 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins.
  • Needles: 29" OR 32" circular knitting needle is size US 6 or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Needles: 16" circular knitting needle is size US 5 or 1 size smaller than size needed to obtain gauge
  • Needles: Extra US 6 needle (or size needed to obtain gauge) to be used during 3 needle bind-off technique (can be a circular, DPN or straight needle)

You Will Also Need:

  • 6 stitch markers, 4 of one kind for sides, 2 of a different kind for lace panel
  • 4 pieces of scrap yarn, approx 10" in length
  • Tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in ends

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