Bolero cardigan knitting pattern

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This bolero has short sleeves and shaped sides. It's knitted in one
piece in stocking-stitch with an eyelet border. The yarn is nylon.

Knitting pattern

Skill level: Medium. Would suit a fairly experienced knitter.

To fit sizes 81-86 (91) (97) (102) (107) cm/32-34 (36) (38) (40) (42) in.

Actual measurements, all round at underarms 91 (97) (103) (109) (115) cm/36 (38) (40 1/2) (42 3/4) (45 1/4) in.

Side seam, including edging 19 (19.5) (20) (21) (22) cm/7 ½ (7 3/4) (8) (8 1/4) (81/2) in.

Length to shoulder, including edging 37 (37.5) (39) (41.5) (43.5) cm/14 1/2 (14 3/4) (15 1/4) (16 1/4) (17) in.

Sleeve seam, including edging 9cm/3 1/2in.

4mm (No.8) and 5 1/2mm (No.5) knitting needles. A 4mm (No.8) circular knitting needle. One x 450g cone of Yeoman Tian (100% nylon). Yarn is available by mail order only and costs £14.95 per 450g cone, including p&p. We used Silver (21), but the yarn is also available in Navy, Bronze, Lilac, Blackand White. For more yarn details, write to: Yeoman Yarns Ltd, 36 Churchill Way, Fleckney, Leicester LE8 8UD. Call 0116240 4464.

20 stitches and 26 rows, to lO x 10 cm, over stocking stitch, using 5 1/2mm needles.

K, knit; p, purl; st, stitch; ss, stocking st (k on right side and p on wrong side); tog, together; inc, increase (by working twice into same st); up1, pick up loop lying between needles and work into back of it; nil, meaning nothing is worked here for this size; skpo, slip1, kl, pass slip st over; yrn, yarn round needle to make a st.

Do remember...Yarn amounts quoted are based on average
requirements and are therefore approximate. Instructions are given for
small 21 size. Where they vary, work figures in round brackets for
larger sizes. Instructions in square brackets are worked as stated
after 2nd bracket.

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I knitted this is sirdar funky fur (available at abrakan for 6.99 for 10 50g balls) for my sons wedding, it was gorgeous!!


I knitted four of these boleros for my daughter's wedding last August, one for the bride and each of her three bridesmaids. It was a freezing cold day and they were wearing strapless dresses so they put the bolero on whilst waiting in between the service and the photos being taken. They were knitted in a white angora wool so looked gorgeous with the smooth silk of the dresses which were a rich chocolate brown.


If you scroll to the bottom of the page you will see a button which says Print article/page - this will take you through to a page which you then can print off. Go to FILE in the task bar on the top bit of your screen and select print. This should then print you a copy in normal size font. If this doesn't work try clicking on this link and printing this version out.

Frances Bratt

Hi Susan, I had the same problem. Try printing by going through FILE on your tool bar(next to edit)

susan Wallace

I think this site is excelent but I have one problem I cannot seem to print the Bolero pattern as it come up in big print which I am unable to change, I think my granddaughter would love this for her school prom, can you help! Many thanks sue Wallace

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