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Cozy Cropped Bolero
Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Lofty Wool Blend
Pattern Number: L10266

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 35 (38, 43, 46, 48 1/2) in. (89 (96.5, 109, 117, 123) cm) Finished Length 13 (13 1/2, 14 1/2, 15, 15 1/2) in. (33 (34.5, 37, 38, 39.5) cm)
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: (applied )
ALL SIZES Divide for Sleeves and Body Next Row (RS): Sl 1, k2, remove marker, *k to next marker (at beg of sleeve), remove marker, sl sleeve sts to a st holder without working them, remove marker, cast on 3 sts for underarm; rep from * once more, k to end of row - 56 (60, 68, 72, 76) sts remain for body at the end of this row. Body Rows 1-3: Sl 1, k to end of row. Rows 2-4: Sl 1, k to end of row. Row 4: Sl 1, k2, p to last 3 sts, k3. Row 5: Sl 1, k to end of row.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

5100-509 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Lofty Wool Blend Yarn: Ballpoint Blue

Deep teal blue


Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: 7, 9, 10, 11

Brittany Birchwood Double Pointed Needles - Size 17
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 17 (13 mm), 40 in. (101.5 cm) 3 buttons, 1 in. (25 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
6 sts and 8 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS); 6 sts and 12 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row). 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.

NOTES:
1. Bolero is worked in one piece from neck down.
2. The yoke (the upper portion of the Bolero) is worked in Garter st (k every row), and the body is worked in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with a Garter st border.
3. Slip the first st of every row as if to purl, with yarn in front.
4. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts.

Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
5. Double pointed needles are used only to work sleeve edging.


INSTRUCTIONS



BOLERO
Yoke
With circular needle, beg at neck, cast on 38 sts.
Work back and forth in rows on circular needle.
Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, k2 for buttonband, place marker (pm), k4 for left front, pm, k6 for sleeve, pm, k12 for back, pm, k6 for 2nd sleeve, pm, k4 for right front, pm, k3, for buttonhole band.
Row 2 (Increase Row): Sl 1, k2, slip marker (sm), *k to st before next marker, (k1, p1) all in st before marker, sm, (p1, k1) in st after marker for raglan increases; rep from * 3 more times, k to next marker, sm, k3 - 46 sts at the end of this row.
Note: Slip markers as you come to them.
Row 3 (Buttonhole Row): Sl 1, k to last marker, sm, yarn over, knit 2 sts together, k1 for buttonhole.
Note: Buttonholes and the rem of the Bolero are worked AT THE SAME TIME.

Work the Bolero as instructed, keeping a careful count of the rows.
Make 2 more buttonholes by repeating Row 3 on Rows 7 and 12 (8 and 14, 10 and 18, 11 and 20, and 12 and 23.
Row 4: Rep Row 2 - 54 sts at the end of this row.
Row 5: Sl 1, k to end of row.
Row 6: Rep Row 2 - 62 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 7-12 (14, 18, 20, 22): Rep last 2 rows 3 (4, 6, 7, 8) times for a total of 86 (94, 110, 118, 126) sts when all reps have been completed.

Note: You will have 3 sts each for buttonband and buttonhole band, 10 (11, 13, 14, 15) sts each for left front and right front, 18 (20, 24, 26, 28) sts for each sleeve, and 24 (26, 30, 32, 34) sts for back.



Sizes S and M ONLY
Rep Row 5 twice more.



ALL SIZES
Divide for Sleeves and Body
Next Row (RS): Sl 1, k2, remove marker, *k to next marker (at beg of sleeve), remove marker, sl sleeve sts to a st holder without working them, remove marker, cast on 3 sts for underarm; rep from * once more, k to end of row - 56 (60, 68, 72, 76) sts remain for body at the end of this row.
Body
Rows 1-3: Sl 1, k to end of row.
Row 4: Sl 1, k2, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 5: Sl 1, k to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 4 times.
Rep Rows 2-4.
Bind off.



FINISHING
Sleeve Edging
From RS, with double pointed needles, pick up and p3 sts across cast on sts of underarm, then p18 (20, 24, 26, 28) sleeve sts from holder.

Bind off.

Work same edging on second sleeve.
Weave in ends.

Sew buttons to buttonband, opposite buttonholes.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
sm = slip marker
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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