Sizzling Style Bolero
Lion Brand« Trellis® - Microspun - Moonlight Mohair
12 sts = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st with 2 strands of A. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size
specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be
sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what
the designer used, but is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person.
If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller
size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
|M1 (make 1 st) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop.|
sk2p Slip 1 st as if to knit, k2tog, pass slipped st over.
Small Chevron Stitch (multiple of 8 sts + 1)
Row 1 (RS): K 1, M1, (k 2, sk2p, k 2, M1, k 1, M1) to last 8 sts, k 2, sk2p, k 2, M1, k 1.
Row 2: Purl.
Rep Rows 1-2 for Small Chevron st.
Large Chevron Stitch (multiple of 12 sts + 1)
Row 1 (RS): K 1, M1, (k 4, sk2p, k 4, M1, k 1, M1) to last 12 sts, k 4, sk2p, k 4, M1, k 1.
Row 2: Purl.
Rep Rows 1-2 for Large Chevron st.
Border Chevron Stitch (multiple of 12 sts)
Rnd 1 (RS): (K 4, sk2p, *k 4, M1, k 1, M1) around.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rep Rnds 1-2 for Border Chevron st.
*2 rows C, 8 rows B, 2 rows C, 4 rows B, 2 rows C, 4 rows B, 4 rows A, 2 rows D, 2 rows A, 2 rows C, 4 rows A; rep from *.
All yarns are used double throughout. Bolero is knit sideways from cuff to cuff.
With 2 strands of C held tog, cast on 33 sts. Following Stripe Sequence, work in Small Chevron st for 3 in. [7.5 cm].
Inc Row: K 1, M1, [(k 1, M1) twice, sk2p, (M1, k 1) 3 times, M1] 3 times, (k 1, M1) twice, sk2p, (M1, k 1) 3 times - 49 sts.
Size L/1X: For Stripe Sequence between Inc and Dec Rows only, work 4 rows C (instead of 2 rows).
Continuing in Stripe Sequence, work in Large Chevron st until piece measures 25 (27) in. [63.5 (68.5) cm] from beg; end with a WS row. Then reverse Stripe Sequence until piece measures 47 (51) in. [119.5 (129.5) cm] from beg; end with a WS row.
Dec Row (RS): K 1, M1, [(k2tog) twice, sk2p, (k2tog) twice, M1, k 1, M1] 3 times, (k2tog) twice, sk2p, (k2tog) twice, M1, k 1 - 33 sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Continuing in reverse Stripe Sequence as established, work in Small Chevron st for 3 in. [7.5 cm]. Bind off.
Beginning at each cuff, sew a 12 in. [30.5 cm] sleeve seam. From RS with 2 strands of C held tog, beg at underarm seam, pick up and knit 72 (78) sts evenly spaced across lower edge and 72 (78) sts evenly spaced across top edge - 144 (156) sts. Place marker and join. Work Border Chevron st (Size L/1X Begin and end at * in Rnd 1) in the following Stripe Sequence: 2 rows C, 4 rows B, 2 rows C, 8 rows B, 2 rows C. Bind off.
Weave in ends.
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