Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Bolero
Lion Brand® Festive Fur - Fun Fetti
Pattern Number: 50389 Click here for the crocheted flower pattern . Pattern also available in French.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Chest 34 (36, 40, 44) inches [86.5 (91.5, 101.5, 111.5) cm] Length 17 1/4 (18 1/4, 19 1/4, 20 1/4) inches [44.5 (47, 49.5, 52) 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: None

MATERIALS

570-100 Festive Fur Yarn: White

Sparkling bright white


Quantity needed: 8 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 51.92
Alternative Quantity: (9, 10, 11)
Note: (MC)

560-200 Fun Fetti Yarn: Gala White Bright white fur,enlivened with rainbow-hued 'confetti'.
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 12.98

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 4.95


Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.95


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
1 1-inch [25 mm] button
GAUGE:
13 sts + 28 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in garter stitch (knit every row) with MC on smaller needles. 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:
Measure gauge with piece unstretched.


INSTRUCTIONS



BOLERO
BACK
With smaller needles and MC, cast on 46 (52, 58, 66) sts.

Work in garter stitch (knit every row) for 8 rows.

Inc 1 st each side on next row, then every 10th row 5 more times - 58 (64, 70, 78) sts.

Work even until piece measures approximately 9 (9 1/4, 10, 10 1/4) inches [23 (24, 25.5, 26.5) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Armhole
Bind off 3 (4, 5, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st at each armhole every 4th row 2 (2, 2, 3) times, then every 6th row once - 46 (50, 54, 58) sts.

Work even until armholes measure 7 1/4 (8, 8 1/4, 9) inches [19 (20.5, 21.5, 23) cm], end with a WS row.



Shape Shoulder
Bind off 4 (5, 5, 6) sts at beg next 4 (4, 6, 4) rows, then 5 (4, 0, 5) stitches at beg of next 2 rows.

Bind off remaining 20 (22, 24, 24) sts.






RIGHT FRONT
With smaller needles and MC, cast on 23 (25, 27, 31) sts.

Work in garter stitch for 8 rows.

Inc 1 st at end of next row, repeat this inc every 10th row 5 more times, AT SAME TIME, when piece measures approx 2 (2, 2 1/4, 3) inches [5 (5, 6.5, 7.5) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.



Shape Neck Next Row Dec 1 stitch at beg of next row (for neck edge) then every 10th row 10 times, AT SAME TIME, when piece measures same as back, work armhole and shoulder shaping as for back.

LEFT FRONT
Work as for right front, reversing shaping.






SLEEVES
With smaller needles and MC, cast on 36 (38, 40, 42) stitches and work in garter stitch.

Increase 1 stitch each edge every row 6 times - 48 (50, 52, 54) stitches.



Shape Cap
Bind off 3 (4, 5, 6) stitches at beginning of next 2 rows.

Decrease 1 stitch every 4th row 2 (3, 4, 5) times then every other row 11(10, 9, 8) times.

Bind off remaining 16 stitches.





COLLAR
With larger needles and CC, cast on 68 (72, 76, 80) stitches.

Work even in garter stitch for 12 rows, end with a WS row.



Bind off 4 (5, 5, 5) stitches at beg next 14 (2, 4, 6) rows then 0 (4, 4, 4) stitches beg next 0 (12, 10, 8) rows.

Bind off remaining 12 (14, 16, 18) stitches.

FINISHING
Join shoulder seams.

Sew in sleeves.

Sew side and sleeve seams.

Sew bound-off edge of collar around neckline, easing to fit.



Crochet Button Loop
With right side facing and crochet hook, join 2 strands of MC held together at right front neck edge.

Make a chain long enough to wrap around button.

Join with slip stitch in first chain to form a loop for buttonhole and fasten off.

Sew on button to correspond to buttonhole.



ABBREVIATIONS:
beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)(e) (s) (ing)
RS = right sidest(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
fpsc = front post single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
tr = treble (triple) crochet
beg = begin(s)(ning)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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