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lanina
« on: November 01, 2007 05:39:16 PM »



This is the first time I've knitted something other than a scarf.
My SIL asked for a bolero and I decided to modify some patterns I found to make it easy Smiley This is also the first time I'm writing a pattern so please be patient with me.

You need:
About 2,5 skeins (or about 7oz) of worsted yarn
Size 8 needles
I don't have a gauge for it sorry but the number of stiches I'll be giving is good for sizes 6-8.

-Cast on 180 st
-(k2, p2) repeat until end
-(p2, k2) repeat until end
-repeat first 2 rows until you knit about 10"
-k2tog until end. you will end up with 90 st
-now here you can put any pattern you like. i used this:
     1. k till end
     2. p till end
     3. k till end
     4. p till end
     5.(k1, k2tog,yo) repeat till end
     6. p the whole row
     7. repeat rows (1-6) 5 more times
     8. k till end
     9. p till end
     10. k till end
     11. p till end

-now we have to increase st to 180 again so; (k1,yo) till the end
-(k2,p2) till end
-(p2,k2) till end
-repeat the last two rows until you knit about 10" and cast off.

Now this is what you have:


Next, fold the piece in half so the ribbed parts are on top of each other. Sew the ribbed parts together. Don't sew the sides where the real pattern is because that's where the arms go through.



When you're done sewing, put your arms through and fold over the top a bit to form the collar. You can fasten a button on the front or use a large pin to hold the sides together. Ignore the hair clasp in the above pic. I was in a rush to take the pic and just held the sides together with it Smiley

This is how it looks from behind:


Hope that wasn't too complicated, like I said I'm new with writting patterns Smiley




     
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2007 05:56:29 PM »

Wow that looks so pretty, I really like the color of it. I wish I was your SIL.
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2007 06:27:01 PM »

well this is just too cute!
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2007 07:53:59 PM »

That looks so pretty!  I could totally see that last photo in Interweave or something.  Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2007 09:33:07 PM »

oooh awesome Cheesy that looks great and best of all, easy enough for me to try! Cheesy thanks ^^
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2007 06:27:36 AM »

ooo, this is one dangerous place... My granny square -baby blanket isn´t ready yet. Still I´ve allready done the first row.... Thanks a lot! Wink 
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2007 06:39:01 AM »

That's really cute!  It's very similar to the "circular shrug" pattern that was collectively invented on craftster (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=58497.0) -- but different (shorter, lacier, etc.).  I love the construction!
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2007 07:28:55 AM »

Such an easy construction but still so smart looking.
I have to admitt that it took some seconds to figure out how it should be put together and put on.
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2007 07:12:37 AM »

so pretty! and its such an easy pattern! i pictured a really difficult one. but thank you for posting the pattern since it is stitches i know i think i may try it once i finish doing x-mas presents
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2007 04:23:09 PM »

That's really cute! Thanks for the patt!
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