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Women's bolero knitting pattern

Bolero knitting pattern



Bolero

Design by Lisa Richardson

SIZE S-M (L-XL:XXL)

To fit bust 81-97 (102-117:122-127) cm/32-38 (40-46:48-50) in

YARN Fine Lace 4 (4:4)x50gm (Cobweb 922)

NEEDLES

1 pair 2mm (no 14) (US 0) needles

2mm (no 14) (US 0) circular needle 150cm long

BUTTONS - 5 x BN 1150 from Bedecked.

TENSION

28 sts and 36 rows to 10 cm measured over patt using 2mm (US 0) needles.

BODY

Using 2mm (US 0) needles cast on 255 [327: 363] sts.

Work in patt as folls:

Row 1 (RS): K1, K2tog, yfwd, *(K2tog, yfwd) 3 times, K7, yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso, K3, K2tog, yfwd, K7, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 3 times, yfwd, sl 1, K2tog, psso, yfwd, rep from * to last 36 sts, (K2tog, yfwd) 3 times, K7, yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso, K3, K2tog, yfwd, K7, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 4 times, K1.

Row 2: *P3, (yrn, P2tog) 4 times, P3, P2tog tbl, yrn, P7, yrn, P2tog, P3, (P2tog tbl, yrn) 4 times, rep from * to last 3 sts, P3.

Row 3: K3, *K1, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso)4 times, K1, K2tog, yfwd, K9, yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso, K1, (K2tog, yfwd) 4 times, K4, rep from * to end.

Row 4: *P5, (yrn, P2tog) 3 times, (yrn, P3tog, yrn, P4) twice, yrn, P3tog, yrn, (P2tog tbl, yrn) 3 times, P2, rep from * to last 3 sts, P3.

Row 5: K3, *K2, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 3 times, (yfwd, sl 1, K2tog, psso, yfwd, K4) twice, yfwd, sl 1, K2tog, psso, yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) 3 times, K5, rep from * to end.

Row 6: P1, *P1, P2tog tbl, yrn, P3, (yrn, P2tog) 4 times, P2tog tbl, yrn, P5, yrn, P2tog, (P2tog tbl, yrn) 4 times, P3, yrn, P2tog, rep from * to last 2 sts, P2.

Row 7: K1, K2tog, yfwd, *K5, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 4 times, K7, (K2tog, yfwd) 4 times, K5, yfwd, sl 1, K2tog, psso, yfwd, rep from * to last 36 sts, K5, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 4 times, K7, (K2tog, yfwd) 4 times, K8.

Row 8: *P6, P2tog tbl, yrn, P1, (yrn, P2tog) 4 times, P5, (P2tog tbl, yrn) 4 times, P1, yrn, P2tog, P3, rep from * to last 3 sts, P3.

Row 9: K3, *K2, K2tog, yfwd, K3, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 4 times, K3, (K2tog, yfwd) 4 times, K3, yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso, K5, rep from * to end.

Row 10: *P4, P2tog tbl, yrn, P5, (yrn, P2tog) 4 times, P1, (P2tog tbl, yrn) 4 times, P5, yrn, P2tog, P1, rep from * to last 3 sts, P3.

Row 11: K3, *K2tog, yfwd, K7, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 3 times, yfwd, sl 1, K2tog, psso, yfwd, (K2tog, yfwd) 3 times, K7, yfwd, sl 1, Kl, psso, K3, rep from * to end.

Row 12: *P5, yrn, P2tog, P3, (P2tog tbl, yrn) 4 times, P3, (yrn, P2tog) 4 times, P3, P2tog tbl, yrn, P2, rep from * to last 3 sts, P3.

Row 13: K3, *K3, yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso, K1, (K2tog, yfwd) 4 times, K5, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 4 times, K1, K2tog, yfwd, K6, rep from * to end.

Row 14: P1, P2tog tbl, yrn, P4, yrn, P3tog, yrn, (P2tog tbl, yrn) 3 times, P7, (yrn, P2tog) 3 times, yrn, P3tog, yrn, P4, *yrn, P3tog, yrn, P4, yrn, P3tog, yrn, (P2tog tbl, yrn) 3 times, P7, (yrn, P2tog) 3 times, yrn, P3tog, yrn, P4, rep from * to last 3 sts, yrn, P2tog, P1.

Row 15: K3, *yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso, K2, (K2tog, yfwd) 4 times, K1, yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso, K3, K2tog, yfwd, K1, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 4 times, K2, K2tog, yfwd, K3, rep from * to end.

Row 16: *P4, yrn, P2tog, (P2tog tbl, yrn) 4 times, P3, yrn, P2tog, P1, P2tog tbl, yrn, P3, (yrn, P2tog) 4 times, P2tog tbl, yrn, P1, rep from * to last 3 sts, P3.

Row 17: K3, *K2, (K2tog, yfwd) 4 times, K5, yfwd, sl 1, K2tog, psso, yfwd, K5, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 4 times, K5, rep from * to end.

Row 18: *P4, (P2tog tbl, yrn) 4 times, P1, yrn, P2tog, P9, P2tog tbl, yrn, P1, (yrn, P2tog) 4 times, P1, rep from * to last 3 sts, P3.

Row 19: K3, *(K2tog, yfwd) 4 times, K3, yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso, K7, K2tog, yfwd, K3, (yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso) 4 times, K3, rep from * to end.

Row 20: P1, *P1, (P2tog tbl, yrn) 4 times, P5, yrn, P2tog, P5, P2tog tbl, yrn, P5, (yrn, P2tog) 4 times, rep from * to last 2 sts, P2.

These 20 rows form part.

Cont in patt until work meas 75 [79: 81] cm, ending with RS facing for next row.

Gist off as folls: *K2tog tbl and slip this st (now on right needle) back onto left needle, rep from * until last 2 sts have been worked tog, fasten off last loop.

MAKING UP

Mark points along row-end edges 14 cm from cast-on edge, then 14 cm from cast-off edge — there should be 47 [51: 53] cm becween markers.

Armhole borders (both alike)

With RS facing and using 2mm (US 0) needles, pick up and knit 132 [143: 148] sts evenly along row-end edge between markers.

Next row: K2tog, K to last 2 sts, K2tog.

Rep last row 3 times more, ending with WS facing for next row.

Cast off rem 124 [135: 140] sts (on WS) as folls: *K2tog tbl and slip this st (now on right needle) back onto left needle, rep from * until last 2 sts have been worked tog, fasten off last loop. Matching markers and cast-on and cast-off edges, join side fronc seams as folls: join row end edges of armhole border from cast-off edge to markers, then join row-end edges of body from markers to cast-on/cast-off edges.

Outer border

Place marker on centre st of cast-on edge - this marker denotes centre back st of lower back edge. With RS facing and using 2mm (US 0) circular needle, beg at marked centre back st and picking up one st for each cast-on and cast-off.

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