Meadowlark comes from my wish for an utterly wearable, handknit garment that I can wear year-round, even in the spring and summer months.
Worked in an easy lace pattern, Meadowlark is seamless, and features a T-back style for the ultimate in versatility. Wear it over a tee, a tank, a light dress – the choice is yours.
Here, I’ve used a laceweight yarn held doubled. Meadowlark will also work nicely with a single strand of light sport-weight yarn – just make sure your gauge matches!
The vest begins by working a panel that becomes both the back and parts of the front. It’s shaped through the top of the “t” back. The fronts are worked one at a time, and knit onto the larger panel for stability, then joined at the top of the “t” back. Finally, attached i-cord is worked around the armholes and (optionally) along the front edges.
Instructions for working the lace pattern are provided in both charted and written format.
25 sts and 18 rows of Main Lace equal approx 5.5” wide and 3” tall after lightly blocking
S[M, L, XL, 2X]
This vest is designed to be unstructured, and so, fits a variety of sizes depending on your desired look. For a standard fit, pick the size closest to your actual bust measurement. For a slightly slimmer look, go down 2-3 inches from your actual size.
Please remember that obtaining the proper gauge is essential to achieving the right size, especially with lace. All sizing here is based upon a lightly blocked gauge – soaking the piece and laying flat to dry.
32[36, 40, 43, 46] inch chest
21[22, 22, 23, 23] inch back length
900[1080, 1200, 1400, 1580] yards lace-weight yarn, held doubled OR
450[540, 600, 700, 790] yards sport-weight yarn
Shown in Lorna’s Laces Helen’s Lace (50% Merino, 50% Silk, 1250 yards / 4 oz) – color Dobson
US 7 / 4.5mm needles, 24 or 32” circular, OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
1 set US 4 / 3.5mm double pointed needles
stitch holders or scrap yarn
In Version 1.0:
Row 11 of the back should read: k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k7, yo, sk2p, yo, k6.
(The charts are fine.)
- dianelaces' Meadowlark
- Mimisgirl's Meadowlark
- yarngirl421's Savana
- gillirun1's meadowlark
- nintendogirl's Purple Vest
- Sophiahghtn's Meadowlark
- Jubbers' Meadowlark
- joslyn's Kansas State Bird
- JanSmiley's Summer Goldenrod Vest
- Linaesteed's Meadowlark
- LexieNYC's Meadowlark
- journeyfarm's Meadowlark
- lindseyann's MDSW Meadowlark
- drowden's Blue Meadowlark
- AIRKnits' Meadowlark
- nutmeg's Blackbird
- LizyTishKnits' Meadowlark
- JustPeachy62's Birdseye
- KristinKay's Meadowlark
- Shells' meadowlark
- mamacelebrates' Champagne Vest
- knitintensive's Meadowlark Vest
- sosophia's Meadowlark
- fairsea02's Meadowlark T back vest
- sockNubbins' Meadowlark
To see more projects and information about Meadowlark, visit Ravelry.