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The Incredible Knit Bolero
Lion Brand® Incredible® - Color Waves
Pattern Number: 50074AD
This adorable cropped jacket is the perfect teen fashion statement.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Finished Chest 22 1/2 (25 1/2, 28 1/2, 31 1/2)" [57 (65, 72.5, 80) cm], to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44)” [81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112) cm], worn open
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

520-201 Incredible Yarn: Rainbow

All the colors of the rainbow


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940-309 Color Waves Yarn: Blue Lagoon DISCONTINUED Medium blue, highlighted with green and earth tones
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Lion Brand Size 10.5 [6.5 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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GAUGE:
16 sts + 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with MC on larger needle. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
M1 (make 1 st) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle.

Work this new stitch through the back loop.

ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.


INSTRUCTIONS
BODY

With MC and larger needle, cast on 70 (78, 86, 94) sts.

Work 2 rows in St st, beg with a knit row.

Inc Row: K 3, M1, k to last 3 sts, M1, k 3.

Repeat Inc Row every RS row 9 (11, 13, 15) more times – 90 (102, 114, 126) sts.

Divide for Fronts and Back:Purl 77 (87, 97, 107) sts and place on holder.

Purl remaining 13 (15, 17, 19) sts for Right Front.



RIGHT FRONT

Inc Row (RS): K 3, M1, k to end of row.

Shape Armhole: Dec Row (WS): Bind off 2 sts, p to end of row.

Repeat last 2 rows 0 (0, 1, 1) more time(s) – 12 (14, 15, 17) sts.

Purl 1 row.

Shaping Row: K 3, M1, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k 1.

Repeat Shaping Row every RS row 1 (2, 1, 2) more times.

Purl 1 row.

Inc Row: K 3, M1, k to end of row.

Repeat Inc Row every 4th row 2 (2, 3, 4) more times – 15 (17, 19, 22) sts.

Work even in St st until armhole measures 8 (8 3/4, 9 1/2, 10 1/4)” [20.5 (22, 24, 26) cm].

Bind off.
BACK

Place center 64 (72, 80, 88) sts on needle ready to work a RS row and re-join yarn.

Shape Armholes: Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 (2, 4, 4) rows – 60 (68, 72, 80) sts.

Dec Row: K 1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k 1.

Repeat Dec Row every RS row 1 (2, 1, 2) more times – 56 (62, 68, 74) sts.

Work even in St st until armholes measure 8 (8 3/4, 9 1/2, 10 1/4)” [20.5 (22, 24, 26) cm].

Bind off.



LEFT FRONT

Place remaining 13 (15, 17, 19) sts on needle ready to work a RS row and re-join yarn.

Shape Armhole Dec Row: Bind off 2 sts, k to last 3 sts, M1, k 3.

Repeat Dec Row every RS row 0 (0, 1, 1) more time(s) – 12 (14, 15, 17) sts.

Purl 1 row.

Shaping Row: K 1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, M1, k 3.

Repeat Shaping Row every RS row 1 (2, 1, 2) more times.

Purl 1 row.

Inc Row: K to last 3 sts, M1, k 3.

Repeat Inc Row every 4th row 2 (2, 3, 4) more times – 15 (17, 19, 22) sts.

Work even in St st until armhole measures 8 (8 3/4, 9 1/2, 10 1/4)” [20.5 (22, 24, 26) cm].

Bind off.
SLEEVES

With MC and larger needle, cast on 48 (54, 60, 66) sts.

Work even in St st until piece measures 7 (7, 7 1/2, 8)" [18 (18, 19, 20.5) cm].

Shape Sleeve Cap Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 (4, 4, 6) rows – 44 (46, 52, 54) sts.

Dec Row: K 1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k 1.

Repeat Dec Row every RS row 2 (2, 4, 3) more times; every 4th row 3 (3, 2, 3) times; then every RS row 2 (1, 2, 2) times – 28 (32, 34, 36) sts.

Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 (4, 4, 2) rows – 24 (24, 26, 32) sts.

Bind off all sts.
FINISHING

Sleeve Edging: With CC and smaller needle, pick up and knit 32 (36, 40, 44) sts evenly spaced along lower edge of Sleeve.

Work 2 rows in K1, P1 Rib.

Bind off sts in pattern.

Sew shoulder seams.

Sew in Sleeves.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Garment Edging: With RS facing, beg at right shoulder seam, with CC and smaller needle, pick up and knit 16 (18, 20, 20) sts across back neck, 32 (36, 40, 44) sts down left front edge, 42 (48, 54, 60) sts across lower edge, and 32 (36, 40, 44) sts up right front edge – 122 (138, 154, 168) sts.

Place marker and join for working in the rnd.

Work 2 rnds in K1, P1 Rib.

Bind off sts in pattern.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
CC = contrasting color
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
MC = main color
p = purl
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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