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Free Knitting Pattern: Bolero

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Lion Brand® Festive Fur - Fun Fetti
Pattern #: 50389
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Chest 34 (36, 40, 44) inches [86.5 (91.5, 101.5, 111.5) cm]
Length 17½ (18½, 19½, 20½) inches [44.5 (47, 49.5, 52) cm]
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Color (A)
Festive Fur

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 570-100: Festive Fur Yarn: White
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Color (B)
Fun Fetti

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 560-200: Fun Fetti Yarn: Gala White
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Discontinued - click here for possible substitutions
To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Fun Fetti
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
Festive Fur
White Black Gold
*Festive Fur (Article #570). 80% Polyester, 20% Metallic Polyester; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (55yds/50m) pull skeins
*Fun Fetti (Article #560). 89% polyester, 11% nylon; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (46yds/42m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  570-100 Festive Fur Yarn: White
   balls
$ 51.92 (9, 10, 11)  
Note: (MC)
•  560-200 Fun Fetti Yarn: Gala White
   balls
$ 12.98  
Discontinued, sorry!
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
1 1-inch [25 mm] button
 

Bolero

Lion Brand® Festive Fur - Fun Fetti

GAUGE:

13 sts + 28 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in garter stitch (knit every row) with MC on smaller needles. 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 it 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

NOTES:

Measure gauge with piece unstretched.

BOLERO
BACK
With smaller needles and MC, cast on 46 (52, 58, 66) sts. Work in garter stitch (knit every row) for 8 rows. Inc 1 st each side on next row, then every 10th row 5 more times – 58 (64, 70, 78) sts. Work even until piece measures approximately 9 (9½, 10, 10 ½) inches [23 (24, 25.5, 26.5) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Armhole
Bind off 3 (4, 5, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each armhole every 4th row 2 (2, 2, 3) times, then every 6th row once – 46 (50, 54, 58) sts. Work even until armholes measure 7 ½ (8, 8½, 9) inches [19 (20.5, 21.5, 23) cm], end with a WS row.

Shape Shoulder
Bind off 4 (5, 5, 6) sts at beg next 4 (4, 6, 4) rows, then 5 (4, 0, 5) stitches at beg of next 2 rows. Bind off remaining 20 (22, 24, 24) sts.

 

RIGHT FRONT
With smaller needles and MC, cast on 23 (25, 27, 31) sts. Work in garter stitch for 8 rows. Inc 1 st at end of next row, repeat this inc every 10th row 5 more times, AT SAME TIME, when piece measures approx 2 (2, 2½, 3) inches [5 (5, 6.5, 7.5) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Neck  Next Row Dec 1 stitch at beg of next row (for neck edge) then every 10th row 10 times, AT SAME TIME, when piece measures same as back, work armhole and shoulder shaping as for back.

LEFT FRONT
Work as for right front, reversing shaping.

 

SLEEVES
With smaller needles and MC, cast on 36 (38, 40, 42) stitches and work in garter stitch. Increase 1 stitch each edge every row 6 times – 48 (50, 52, 54) stitches.

Shape Cap
Bind off 3 (4, 5, 6) stitches at beginning of next 2 rows. Decrease 1 stitch every 4th row 2 (3, 4, 5) times then every other row 11(10, 9, 8) times. Bind off remaining 16 stitches.

 
COLLAR
With larger needles and CC, cast on 68 (72, 76, 80) stitches. Work even in garter stitch for 12 rows, end with a WS row.

Bind off 4 (5, 5, 5) stitches at beg next 14 (2, 4, 6) rows then 0 (4, 4, 4) stitches beg next 0 (12, 10, 8) rows. Bind off remaining 12 (14, 16, 18) stitches.

FINISHING
Join shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew bound-off edge of collar around neckline, easing to fit.

Crochet Button Loop
With right side facing and crochet hook, join 2 strands of MC held together at right front neck edge. Make a chain long enough to wrap around button. Join with slip stitch in first chain to form a loop for buttonhole and fasten off. Sew on button to correspond to buttonhole.

 

ABBREVIATIONS:

beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)(e) (s) (ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Bolero Reviewed by Ms. E. Barnes on 2010-11-13 *****
This is a great pattern. I made it right after it came out for a Christmas party. People couldn't believe I made it. I used regular white worsted yarn and festive fur for the neckline. It was fun using the 'fur', too.


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