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Bolero knitting pattern

Bolero knitting patternMATERIALS

Yarn4 (5:5:6:7) x 100g balls of Rowan Big Wool in Pine Needle (shade 077)

Needles8mm (UK 0, US 11) and 9mm (UK 00, US 13) knitting needles

YARN DETAIL

Rowan Big Wool

Super chunky weight

100% merino wool

100g/80m (87yds)

TENSION

9.5 sts and 12.5 rows over st st using 9mm needles to make a 10cm or 4in square

BACK

Using 8mm needles cast on 41 (47:51:57:63) sts.

Knit 8 rows, ending with RS facing for next row. Change to 9mm needles.

Beg with a knit row, work in st st until back meas 19 (20:21:22:23)cm, 7 1/2 (7 3/4:8 1/4:8 1/2:9) in, ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape raglan armholes

Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

37 (43:47:53:59) sts.

Sizes S, M and L only

Next row (RS): K4, sl 1, k1, psso, k to last 6 sts, k2tog, k4. 35 (41:45:-:-) sts

Next row: K4, p to last 4 sts, k4.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: K4, p to last 4 sts, k4.

Working all decs as set by last 4 rows dec 1 st at each end of next (next:0) and 3 (1:0:-:-) foll 4th rows. 27 (37:45:-:-) sts. Work 1 (1:0:-:-) row, ending with RS facing for next row.

Sizes XL and XXL only

Next row (RS): K4, sl 1, k1, psso, k to last 6 sts, k2tog, k4. - (—:—:51:57) sts

Next row: K4, p2tog, p to last 6 sts, p2tog tbl, k4. - (—:—:49:55) sts

Working all decs as set by last 2 rows dec 1 st at each end of next - (—:—:0:4) rows. - (-:-:49:47) sts

All sizes

Next row (RS): K4, sl 1, k1, psso, k to last 6 sts, k2tog, k4. 25 (35:43:47:45) sts

Next row: K4, P to last 4 sts, k4.

Working all decs as set by last 2 rows dec 1 st at each end of next and foll 1 (6:9:11:10) alt rows. Work 1 row, ending with RS facing for next row. Leave rem 21 (21:23:23:23) sts on a holder.

LEFT FRONT

Using 8mm needles cast on 17 (20:22:25:28) sts.

Knit 8 rows, ending with RS facing for next row. Change to 9mm needles.

Beg with a k row, work in st st until left front matches back to beg of raglan armhole shaping, ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape raglan armhole

Cast off 2 sts at beg of next row.

15 (18:20:23:26) sts

Work 1 row, ending with RS facing for next row.

Sizes S, M and L only

Next row (RS): K4, sl 1, k1, psso, k to end.

14 (17:19:-:-) sts

Next row: P to last 4 sts, k4.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: P to last 4 sts, k4.

Working all decs as set by last 4 rows dec 1 st at raglan armhole edge of next (next:0:-:-) and 2 (0:0:-:-) foll 4th rows. 11 (16:19:-:-) sts

Work 3 (3:0:-:-) rows, ending with RS facing for next row.

Sizes XL and XXL only

Next row (RS): K4, sl 1, k1, psso, k to end. - (-:-:22:25) sts

Next row: P to last 6 sts, p2tog tbl, k4. - (-:-:21:24) sts 

Working all decs as set by last 2 rows dec 1 st at raglan armhole edge of next - (-:-:0:4) rows. - (-:-:21:20) sts

All sizes

Next row (RS): K4, sl 1, k1, psso, k to end. 10 (15:18:20:19) sts

Next row: P to last 4 sts, k4.

Working all decs as set by last 2 rows dec 1 st at raglan armhole edge of next and foll 0 (5:6:8:7) alt rows. 9 (9:11:11:11) sts

Shape neck

Next row (WS): Cast off 7 sts, k to end. 2 (2:4:4:4) sts

Sizes L, XL and XXL only

Next row (RS): K1, sl 1, k2tog, psso. 2 sts

Next row: K2.

All sizes

Next row (RS): K2tog and fasten off.

RIGHT FRONT

Using 8mm (US 11) needles cast on 17 (20:22:25:28) sts.

Work in g st for 8 rows, ending with RS facing for next row.

Change to 9mm (US 13) needles.

Beg with a k row, work in st st until right front matches back to beg of raglan armhole shaping, ending with WS facing for next row.

Complete working to match left front, reversing shapings.

SLEEVES

Using 8mm (US 11) needles cast on 29 (29:31:31:33) sts.

Work in g st for 8 rows, ending with RS facing for next row.

Change to 9mm (US 13) needles.

Beg with a K row, work in st st as folls:

Shape raglan

Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 25 (25:27:27:29) sts.

Working all decs as set by back, dec 1 st at each end of next and 2 (3:2:3:3) foll 4th rows, then on foll 5 (4:6:5:6) alt rows. 9 sts

Work 1 row, ending with RS facing for next row.

Left sleeve only

Next row (RS): K4, sl 1, K1, psso, K1, k2tog. 7 sts

Next row: K2tog, k to end. 6 sts

Next row: K3, sl 1, k2tog, psso. 4 sts

Next row: Sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1. 2 sts

Right sleeve only

Next row (RS): K2tog, k1, k2tog, k4. 7 sts

Next row: K to last 2 sts, k2tog. 6 sts

Next row: K3tog, k3. 4 sts

Next row: K1, k3tog tbl. 2 sts

Both sleeves

Next row: K2tog and fasten off.

MAKING UP

1 Block each piece of knitting, and following the instructions on the ball band, press the garment ommitting any ribs. If the ball band indicates that the fabric is not to be pressed, cover the blocked out fabric with a damp white cotton cloth and leaving it to dry.

2 Darn in ends along the selvedge edge

3 Join raglan seams using backstitch, or mattress stitch if preferred.

LEFT FRONT BORDER

With RS facing, using 8mm needles, pick up and knit 37 (39:40:42:43) sts evenly down entire left front opening edge, from neck shaping to cast-on edge. Work 8 rows in knit ending with WS facing for next row.

Cast off knitwise (on WS).

RIGHT FRONT BORDER

With RS facing, using 8mm needles, pick up and knit 37 (39:40:42:43) sts evenly down entire right front opening edge, from cast-on edge to neck shaping. Work as given for left front border.

NECKBAND

With RS facing and using 8mm needles, pick up and knit 4 sts from top of right front border, 8 (8:9:9 9) sts up right side of neck, 9 sts from top of right sleeve, k across 21 (21:23:23:23) sts from back holder, pick up and knit 9 sts from top of left sleeve, 8 (8:9:9:9) sts down left side of neck and 4 sts from top of left front border. 63 (63:67:67:67) sts.

Work as given for left front border.

Meazurements

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