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« on: November 30, 2007 06:18:44 PM »

This was made for my lovely niece Lala. I used baby yarn and size 8 needles.

The bolero is made up of 3 pieces. The first piece is an ordinary rectangle.
Cast on 42 and k 45 rows in stockinette stitch.

The second and third pieces are knit as reflections of one another.
Cast on 40 and k 17 rows of stockinette stitch.
On the 18th row ktog 10 and then k 30.
k 12 more rows
Then start decreasing 1 st from each end in each row meaning ktog in the beginning and end of each row and continue knitting until you have 1 st left. Bind off.
Now you have a somewhat triangular shape.

Next, cast on 16 and k in stockinette stitch for 3 rows, bind off, and attach it to the end of the triangular shape.

After knitting the third piece (which would be a reflection of the first triangle meaning you'd have to do the first 10 decreases on the opposite side i.e. at the end of the 18th row) you have a rectangle and two triangular shapes. Now, knit the pieces together (the rectangle being the back and the two triangles the front) as shown in the pic, leaving about 4" on the top sides where the arms will go through.

To finish off I went around the border of the whole thing with some furry yarn.

I sort of made this up as I went along and I'm not too good with tutorials or patterns so I hope the instructions were ok. You'll be able to tell as you knit along. I'd be happy to answer any questions and comments are welcome Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2007 07:16:34 PM »

Cute! Smiley  Thanks for sharing!

« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2007 07:26:30 PM »

Very cute!  It looks great on her.

I might use this idea, my daughter is going to be in the school play and I need to get a costume with certain colors and wanted to knit some kind of sweater or shrug to go with it, this would be perfect in yellow.  Wink

You know what I think would do, if you don't mind me saying, is knitting the back rectangle from side to side as well so the stripes go up and down on the back too.  That is what I like about the front of yours is the verticle stripes.
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2007 07:31:35 PM »

gaucamolegreetings, I only thought of that after I was finished knitting the rectangle but just didn't have guts to rip off the whole thing Smiley
I think its a great idea. I would love to see your daughter's yellow bolero once you finish it. Good luck with it! Cheesy
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2007 08:20:07 PM »

The school play isn't until spring so it wouldn't be until awhile anyway.  lol

I definately wouldn't have redone it either!  It might add to the visual interest to have different direction stripes too.  Sounds good, huh?  Wink

What brand of yarn did you use?  Those are pretty stripes!
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2007 01:57:24 PM »

That's really cute!

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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2007 02:04:24 PM »

What brand of yarn did you use?  Those are pretty stripes!

I found the yarn in mom's stash and she said it was a gift and she had used some of it so I really don't know the brand, sorry Sad
All I can tell you is that its a really soft yarn and not too thick. I figured its some sort of baby yarn.
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2007 01:25:10 PM »

about what size is your niece...id like to make one for my niece but not sure if it will fit...thx...great job by the way
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