this looks great! I'm hoping you can help me. This is the first time I've used a pattern like this. How many repeats do you do on the back before you start the arm? The pattern says to "repeat pattern throughout" so, I've been doing the pattern to what I thought would be the length of the back. Now i'm not sure. should I have stopped after the first 9 rows and done the switch, or do I finish the back and then move on to the front? Thanks so much for your help.
The 'repeat pattern' refers to repeating the rows to make each flower pattern complete. So doing rows 2-5 makes a flower complete, and 6-9 is another complete flower [the 2nd sets of flowers sit between the 1st set]. So then work in 10-12 which are repeats of 6-8 and stop there! Go back to the top of the pattern and start doing the front 2 panels [right and left]. Coz once you then finish those you get the 'top half' of the bolero, and then you'll continue it - the Body - by joining up the right-back-left.