Meadowlark by Amy Swenson


February 2012
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Lace ?
16.5 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Lace pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
900 - 1580 yards (823 - 1445 m)
S[M, L, XL, 2X] - 32[36, 40, 43, 46] inch chest
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NOTE: Yarn is held double throughout. If substituting a sport-weight yarn, you only need half the yardage - 450 to 790 yards.

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!

NOTE: Finished size and dimensions depend largely on how you choose to block the garment. The sizes provided in the pattern reflect a light blocking - simply soak and let dry.

To select the ‘best’ size for your shape, you’ll probably want to select the closest to your actual bust measurement, or slightly smaller.

While knitting, the “T” back part seems awfully small, doesn’t it? That’s not a mistake. This section of the lace tends to block out fairly easily, and combined with the back neck and the armhole shaping, the resulting armhole depth will be approximately 9” after blocking.

For those wondering why some sizes seem “shorter” than other sizes, it’s to help create the proper overall armhole circumference. Because the fronts become part of the top of the armhole, the added length at this point actually makes the piece sit lower on your body.