I know that, living in Maine, we still have a couple more months of winter to deal with. But…this weekend the sun was shining, snow was melting, and clocks “sprung” forward. So I think there’s nothing wrong with “planning” for spring a bit even if it’s still March. In January I released my vest pattern Nordic Trail, but since it used bulky-weight, it didn’t quite work for those of you who either live in warmer climates or who preferred to knit up a vest in a lighter weight so it can be worn in multiple seasons (especially our winter-going-into-spring season!). So I decided to create Lilac Trail, a DK-weight version that has similar design elements of Nordic Trail but created to use lighter yarn and to have a lighter feel to it.
For the sample shown in the photograph I used Berroco’s Vintage DK and it took only 2.5 skeins for the 36″ finished measurement size! That’s what I love about vests…not only are they quick to make but they also are affordable. And because you’re not dealing with a lot of yardage requirement, you could even use a more luxurious yarn and it still won’t break the bank.