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Home : Patterns : Bolero
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Bolero

Lion Brand® Lion® Suede
Pattern #: 50594
Rating: **1.9 (based on 8 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: XS, Small, Medium, Large
Finished Chest 30 (34, 38, 42) inches [76 (86.5, 96.5, 106.5) cm]
Length 21½ (22¼, 24, 25) inches [54.5 (56.5, 61, 63.5) 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.

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Lion® Suede
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*Lion® Suede (Article #210). 100% Polyester; package size: Solids: 3.00 oz./85g; 122 yd/110m balls
Prints: 3:00 oz/85g; 111 yd/100m balls

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•  210-204 Lion Suede Yarn: Mountaintop Print
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Additional Materials
Size 7 [4.5 mm] 32" [80 cm] circular needles
1 ¾-inch [20 mm] button
 

Bolero

Lion Brand® Lion® Suede

GAUGE:

12 sts + 19 rows = 4inches [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS) on larger 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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

M1 (make 1 st) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle. Work this new stitch through the back loop.

BOLERO
BACK

With larger needles, cast on 45 (51, 57, 63) sts. Work in St st until piece measures 2½ (3, 3, 3½)inches [6.5 (7.5, 7.5, 9) cm] from beg, end with a WS row. Dec 1 st each end on next (RS) row, then every 6th row 2 (2, 3, 3) more times – 39 (45, 49, 55) sts. Work even until piece measures 7½ (8, 8½, 8 ¾)inches [19 (20.5, 21.5, 22) cm], ending with a WS row. Inc 1 st each end on next row, then every 4th row 2 (2, 3, 3) more times – 45 (51, 57, 63) sts. Work even until piece measures 11½ (12, 13, 13½)inches [29 (30.5, 33, 34.5) cm] from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape Armholes

Bind off 3 (3, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 39 (45, 49, 55) sts. Dec 1 st each end every other row 2 (3, 3, 4) times – 35 (39, 43, 47) sts. Work even until armholes measure 5½ (6, 6½, 6 ¾)inches [14 (15, 16.5, 17) cm], ending with a WS row.

Shape Neck

Next Row K 13 (14, 16, 17) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn, bind off center 9 (11, 11, 13) sts, and knit to end of row. Working each side separately, dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row 4 (4, 5, 5) times – 9 (10, 11, 12) sts each side. Work even until armholes measure 7½ (7¾, 8½, 9)inches [19 (19.5, 21.5, 23) cm].

Shape Shoulders

Bind off 3 (3, 3, 4) sts at each armhole edge once, then 3 (3, 4, 4) sts once. Bind off remaining 3 (4, 4, 4) sts.

RIGHT FRONT

With larger needles, cast on 8 (9, 11, 13) sts.

Row 1 (WS) Purl.

Row 2 K 1, M1, knit to end.

Repeat these 2 rows 13 (14, 16, 17) more times, and AT SAME TIME when work measures 2½ (3, 3, 3½)inches [6.5 (7.5, 7.5, 9) cm] from beg, dec 1 st at end of next RS row then every 6th row 2 (2, 3, 3) more times for side shaping – 19 (21, 24, 27) sts. Work even until piece measures 7½ (8, 8½, 8 ¾)inches [19 (20.5, 21.5, 22) cm] from beg, end with a RS row.

Next Row Dec 1 st at neck edge every 4th row 8 (8, 10, 11) times, and AT SAME TIME inc 1 st at side edge every 4th row 3 (3, 4, 4) times – 14 (16, 18, 20) sts. Work even until piece measures same length as Back to armholes, ending with a RS row.

Shape Armhole

Bind off 3 (3, 4, 4) sts at beg of next WS row – 11 (13, 14, 16) sts. Dec 1 st at end of next RS row 2 (3, 3, 4) times – 9 (10, 11, 12) sts. Work even until armhole measures same as Back to shoulder. Shape shoulder as for Back.

LEFT FRONT

Work as for Right Front, reversing shaping.

SLEEVES

With smaller needle, cast on 40 (44, 48, 52) sts.

Row 1 (WS) *P 2, k 2; repeat from *.

Row 2 (RS) *P 2, k 2; repeat from *.

Repeat Rows 1-2 for 3 more times.

Row 9 (WS) Change to larger needles and continue in St st, beg with a purl row. Work 0 (2, 4, 4) more rows. Bind off 3 (3, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 34 (38, 40, 44) sts. Dec 1 st each end every RS row 12 (14, 15, 16) times – 10 (10, 10, 12) sts. Bind off remaining sts.

FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams. Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams.

EDGING

With circular needles and RS facing, beg at left shoulder seam, pick up and knit 75 (80, 85, 91) sts down Left Front edge, place marker, pick up and knit 59 (69, 79, 89) across lower edge, place marker, pick up and knit 75 (80, 85, 91) sts up Right Front edge, pick up and knit 19 (23, 27, 29) around neck, place marker – 228 (252, 276, 300) sts.

Rnd 1 Work in K2, P2 Rib, inc 1 st before and after first 2 markers – 232 (256, 280, 304) sts.

Rnd 2 Work in K2, P2 Rib.

Rnd 3 Repeat Rnd 1 – 236 (260, 284, 308) sts.

Rnd 4 Work in K2, P2 Rib for 38 (42, 46, 50) sts, p2tog, yo twice, k2tog, continue in K2, P2 Rib to end of rnd.

Rnd 5 Work in K2, P2 Rib for 39 (43, 47, 51) sts, (p 1, k 1) into the double yo from the previous rnd for buttonhole, continue in K2, P2 Rib, inc 1 st before and after first 2 markers – 240 (264, 288, 312) sts.

Rnds 6 and 8 Repeat Rnd 2.

Rnd 7 Repeat Rnd 1 – 244 (268, 292, 316) sts.

Bind off loosely. Weave in ends. Sew button opposite buttonhole


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together M1 = make 1
p = purl p2tog = purl 2 together
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: **1.9 (based on 8 reviews)
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Bolero Reviewed by Faye Cornish on 2012-05-28 *
I read the reviews but my daughter in law loved this patten so I had to give it a try. Oh my goodness! I tried three times to make this pattern. I finally gave up. Looking for another pattern a little easier to follow.


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