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The Birdyvest is knitted seamlessly top down and worn oversized. The wrap look at the front combined with the playful all-over lace pattern make it a very special piece in your wardrobe that can still be combined in a variety of ways. Its slightly cropped length makes it a wonderful substitute for a jacket over a summer dress, or you can combine it with high-waist jeans to achieve a very classy style. Additional flexibility is provided by the different hem options; the Birdyvest can be worked as a cardigan to tie up or as a pullover with hem in rib pattern.




XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL)

bust: 80 (96) 112 (128) 144 (160) cm

length sweater: 52 (52) 56 (56) 60 (60) cm

length cardigan: 48 (48) 52 (52) 56 (56) cm


Size guide


The sweater version of the vest should be knitted with a positive ease of approx. 10 - 20 cm, depending on how oversized you like it. The size is determined by the bust circumference, which is approximately 70 (76 - 86) 92 - 102 (108 - 118) 124 - 134 (140 - 150) cm.


If the vest is to be worked as a tie-up cardigan, a smaller size should be chosen with a positive ease of approx. 0 - 10 cm.


Tip: Due to the lace pattern, the sweater tends to grow. Therefore, if in doubt, choose the smaller size.




Throughout the pattern the Birdyvest is knitted with two threads held together.


100 (125) 150 (175) 200 (250) g Cashmere Dreams by Lang Yarns 25g/290 m


important: a snap button (size approx. 1 cm) is required for the tie-up version.


Suggested Needles


Circular needle 4.5 mm (100cm)

Circular needle 4.5 mm (40cm)

Circular needle 3.5 mm (100cm)

Circular needle 3.5 mm (40cm)


Note: I’m knitting very tight, maybe you’ll need a smaller needle size. Please knit a swatch to check gauge.




In lace pattern with yarn held double on 4.5 mm needles

21 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm

(washed & blocked)


Tip: Two lace pattern repetitions (34 sts x 24 rows) result in 16 x 8 cm.

Birdyvest // ENGLISH

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