Twilight Trails by Melinda Measor

Twilight Trails

October 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern Motif
US 5 - 3.75 mm
429 - 1385 yards (392 - 1266 m)
low vision format available
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Twilight Trails: A Journey Through Nature’s Tranquility

Imagine the serene ambiance of twilight, where the woods come alive with soft hues and gentle shadows, painting a mesmerizing picture of nature’s tranquility. It’s within this enchanting atmosphere that the inspiration for our exquisite shawl, aptly named Twilight Trails, was born. This enchanting shawl showcases a captivating blend of nature’s beauty and artistic ingenuity.

The shawl boasts a delicate dance of cables, reminiscent of winding forest paths, intricately woven through its fabric. This cable motif, adorning the body of the shawl, seamlessly transitions into a lace pattern, reminiscent of the delicate foliage found in the quiet corners of the woods. Join us on this artistic journey as we explore the intricate fusion of cable and lace in Twilight Trails, capturing the essence of twilight and the serene trails of the woodland in a stunning fabric masterpiece.

With inclusivity in mind, Twilight Trails comes in three sizes, ensuring a perfect fit for everyone. The pattern instructions cater to various preferences, including written directions, charted diagrams, and a helpful schematic.

Crafted in a heart-shaped design, the shawl showcases a mesmerizing cable motif that meanders through the body, ultimately culminating in an elegant lace motif. The top-down construction ensures a seamless knitting process, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the pattern.

For my sample, I’ve chosen a self-striping shawl yarn for the main body (cabled portion) of the shawl. However, if a self-striping yarn isn’t at your fingertips, fear not! You can conjure the same mesmerizing effect using leftover yarn or mini skeins, expertly joined together with the magical Russian Join to create your captivating striping illusion.


Small (Medium, Large)

68.25 (96, 123.75)” / 173.5 (244, 314.5) cm across the wingspan, 20 (28, 36)” / 51 (71, 91.5) cm deep, after blocking. The pattern sample is shown in medium size.

Tapestry needle, cable needle, stitch markers (1)

US5 (3.75 mm) 40” (100 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge

MC: 297 (650, 1138) yds / 272 (594, 1041) m fingering weight yarn
CC: 132 (190, 247) yds / 121 (174, 226) m fingering weight yarn

Main Colour:
Crafter Gamer Geek — Fingering Weight
80% Superwash Merino 20% Nylon
650 yds (594 m) / 6.5 oz (183 g)
Colourway: Astral Maiden (self-striping)

Contrast Colour:
Crafter Gamer Geek — Fingering Weight
80% Superwash Merino 20% Nylon
200 yds (183 m) / 2 oz (54 g)
Colourway: Life Through Bubblegum Specs

24 stitches by 36 rows in the pattern motif = 4” / 10 cm, after blocking. While gauge is not important, as the fit is not crucial, changes in gauge will result in size differences and the yardage required to complete the project.

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A low-visibility and a screen-reader-accessible version of this pattern are available with this pattern purchase. The low-visibility format is 24pt print in Arial, black font, no italics, and contains written directions (there are no charts to work from). The screen reader format has all the items mentioned above, contains no abbreviations, and accessibility was checked by the read-aloud function on both a Windows PC and Android device.

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