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
This is also the first time I'm writing a pattern so please be patient with me.
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
This is how it looks from behind:
Hope that wasn't too complicated, like I said I'm new with writting patterns