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Shimmery Elegance Bolero
Lion Brand® Moonlight Mohair
Pattern Number: 50689
The beautiful brushed Moonlight Mohair yarn makes this simple pattern look like a high-end designer piece.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Chest 30 inches [76cm] with bolero closed (Note: Bolero is worked from cuff to cuff and is meant to be worn open) Length 21 1/4 inches [55cm] at center back

CORRECTIONS: (applied )
K2, P2 RIB (worked in rnds) Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end. Rnd 2 K the purl sts and p the knit sts. Rep rnd 2 1 for K2, P2 Rib.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

510-202 Moonlight Mohair Yarn: Tundra Grays, blacks with metallic silver highlights like glistening ice.
Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 44.95
Note: (A)

510-208 Moonlight Mohair Yarn: Arctic Circle White and black with silver sparkles.
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.99
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]
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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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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
12 sts + 18 rows = 4" [10cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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 horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new st through the back loop.



PATTERN STITCHES

CUFF PATTERN STITCH (worked in rows)
Row 1 *(K2tog) twice, yo, (k1, yo) 3 times, (k2tog) twice; rep from * to end.
Row 2 Purl.
Rep rows 1-2 for Cuff Pattern.



K2, P2 RIB (worked in rnds)
Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end.


Rep rnd 1 for K2, P2 Rib.



SEED STITCH (worked in rnds)
Rnd 1 *K1, p1; rep from * around.
Rnd 2 P the knit sts and k the purl sts.
Rep rnd 2 for Seed Stitch.


INSTRUCTIONS



BOLERO
With straight needles and A, cast on 22 sts.

Work in Cuff Pattern Stitch until piece measures 3" [7.75 cm] from beg, end with a WS row.
Inc row K1, *M1, k1; rep from * to end - 43 sts.

Purl 1 row.
Next row K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 45 sts.

Work even in St st until piece measures 14" [35.5 cm] from beg, end with a WS row.
Inc Row K9, *M1, k9; repeat from * to end - 49 sts.
Work even until piece measures 44" [111.5 cm] from beg, end with a WS row.
Dec Row K9, *k2tog, k8; repeat from * to end - 45 sts.
Work even until piece measures 54 1/4" [138.5 cm] from beg, end with a WS row.
Dec Row K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 43 sts.

Purl 1 row.
Next Row K1, (k2tog) to end of row - 22 sts.
Work in Cuff Pattern for 3 inches [7.5 cm].

Bind off.



FINISHING
Beg at cuff edge, sew 19" [48 cm] sleeve seams leaving 20" [51 cm] unsewn between sleeves for bolero back.



Front and Neck Band
From RS, with A and circular needle, beg at underarm seam, pick up and k 130 sts evenly around edge of bolero.

Place marker and join.
Inc row (K1, m1) twice, (k2, m1) to last 2 st, k1, m1, k1 - 196 sts.
Work in rnds of K2, P2 for 3" [7.5 cm].

Change to B and work in Seed st for 3" [7.5 cm].

Change to A and work in Seed st for 1" [2.5cm].

Bind off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
M1 = make 1
p = purl
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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