Bolero with Lace detail
This bolero is made all ln one piece on a long circular needle up to the armhhole and then divided, so that the two fronts and then the back are worked separately on regular needles.
The border is integral to the main body too, so no sewing or picking up stitches there! The only sewing involved is on the shoulders, the underarm sleeve seams and attaching the sleeves to the body and attaching the border to the back of the neck. The fastening ties and edging are done in very simple crochet.
You will need between 2.5 and 3.5 100g skeins of Willow Knits worsted weight silk yarn for the project, depending on your size and if you want to make the bolero a little longer. In metres, this is between 515 to 725m. We have added a yarn alternative for a cotton mix bolero and strongly advise you to swatch first to make sure your sizing will be correct. The finished bolero jacket is designed to be not-too-tight and not-too-short and would make look great over any outfit, from jeans to a formal gown!
There is a mistake in the placing of the pattern within the sleeve selvage. Rows 5 and 7 of the sleeve both should read:
sl1pw, P 0(3,0,4,0,3), K1 *P9,K1, repeat from * to last 2(3,1,4,2,3) st, P 2(3,1,4,2,3)