Nordic Trail


Nordic trail is a woman’s seamless vest, worked from the bottom-up using bulky-weight yarn and featuring easy lace panels. This pattern is very detailed and would be perfect for a beginner or advanced beginner knitter who is relatively new to lace work and prefers instructions to be written out in detail (although more advanced knitters will enjoy it as well!). All of the armhole shaping instructions are broken out by size to make pattern reading even clearer.

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Finished Bust: 33.75 (36, 38.25, 40.5, 45.25, 47.5, 49.75)”/86 (91, 97, 103, 115, 121, 126) cm
(Choose a size that is approx. 2” larger than your actual bust measurement. Sample photograph is the 36”/91 cm size and is being worn with approx. 2.5”/6 cm of positive ease).

Gauge: 3.5 sts & 5 rows = 1″/2.5 cm in Stockinette st

Yarn: Approx. 460 (495, 522, 590, 675, 705, 780) yds of bulky-weight yarn, shown in Chunky by Malabrigo Yarn (100% Merino; 100g = 104 yds), 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins.

Needles & Other Supplies
• US 10/6 mm 32”/80 cm circular knitting needle or size needed to obtain gauge
• US 9/5.5 mm 32”/80 cm and 16”/40 cm circ needles, or 1 size smaller than that used to obtain gauge. 
• Extra US 10/6 mm needle (or size needed to obtain gauge) to be used during 3 needle bind-off technique (can be a circular, DPN or straight needle)
• 6 stitch markers, 4 of one kind for sides, 2 of a different kind for lace panel
• 4 pieces of scrap yarn, approx 10”/25 cm in length
• Tapestry needle to weave in ends