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jun122012

Grace Jones´ Bolero

This is a garment to top it all off. The draped structure adapts to your curves and make you look stunning, and keeps you warm too. When taking measurements for this bolero, do it over your back in arm pit heigth. Make it larger rather than smaller, as the structure looks better when it isn´t stretched too much.

Sizes
XS/S (M) L/XL
XS/S for free below this time. The rest can be bought here.

Needles
DP needles US 7
16” circular needles 9 and 10 1/2
32” circular needles US 11
Crochet hook J/10


Yarn
Abuelita Merino Worsted, 300 (300) 300 g
Pickles Silk Mohair, 75 (75) 75 g
We used golden oat and honey

Gauge per 4”
US 7= 16 sticthes, 25 rows
US 10 1/2= 13 s, 20 r
US 11= 12 s, 14 r

Measurements, lying flat
The opening in the back: About 20 (24) 28”
Width of sleeves at the widest: About 7 (7.8) 9”
The bolero is knitted from side to side in one piece.

Cast on 42 s on US 7.
Knit in the round like this:

Purl 7 rounds
Knit 6 rounds
On the next round:
K1, increase 1, knit until 1 s remains of the round, increase 1, K1.

Repeat the paragraph above 2 times in total on US 7. Change to US 9 and repeat it another 2 times = 50 s

Continue like this:
Purl 7 rounds
Knit 7 rounds

Repeat the paragraph above 3 times in total

Change to US 10 1/2 and purl 7 rounds,

Start knitting back and forth like this:

Knit 7 rows stockinette
Knit 7 rows reverse stockiette
Knit 7 rows stockinette

Change to US 11 and continue:
*Knit 7 rows reverse stockiette
Knit 7 rows stockinette*
Repeat from * to * 3 times in total.

Tip: It´s a good idea to try the bolero on after 3 repetitions to consider if you want to continue knitting the size you´ve chosen or if you need fewer repetition.

Knit 7 rows reverse stockiette

Change to US 10 1/2 and continue:
Knit 7 rows stockinette
Knit 7 rows reverse stockiette
Knit 7 rows stockinette

Start knitting in the round.
Purl 7 rounds
Change to US 9 and repeat the following paragraph 3 times in total:

Knit 7 rounds
Purl 7 rounds

Repeat the following paragraph 2 times in total in US 9 and then 2 times on US 7:

Round 1: K1, K2tog, knit until 3 s remain of the round, SSK, K1.
Knit 6 rounds
Purl 7 rounds.

Cast off.

Single crochet around the opening. We shaped the bolero as we made the edgings. We made it tighter along the lower back, and larger along the edge that will stretch over the shoulders.
Do this by making more stitvhes to make it wider and fewer to make it tighter.