The little bolero is the perfect layering piece for dresses and slim fitted tops, since it does not look bulky while being incredibly warm because of the thick wool it is made of.
This simple feminine raglan shrug is knitted from the back neck down, seamlessly and all in one piece. Then the ribbed border is picked up and knitted all around.
It is very easy and extremely quick to knit thanks to the size of the wool and needles (you can even finish it in one day)! This project can be made in between quite a lot of different other, bigger projects that just don't give the immediate satisfaction that all knitters need once in a while!
Detailed instructions for both a long- sleeved version and a 3⁄4-sleeved version can be found in this pattern.
All techniques and methods are either explained in the pattern itself, or links are provided that point to web-tutorials.
Sizing (body size):
X-Small (31 inches or 78,5 cm bust),
Small (34 inches or 86 cm),
Medium (37 inches or 94cm),
Large (40 inches or 101,5 cm),
X-Large (43 inches or 109 cm),
XX-Large (46 inches or 116 cm),
3XL (49 inches or 124,5 cm),
4XL (52 inches or 132 cm).
(Shown in Size Small with 1.5 in./3cm negative ease at bust)
Rowan Big Wool (Blue bolero with ¾ sleeves):
3(3,3,3,4,4 ,4,4) skeins MC (dark blue colourway 007)
or approximately 214(231,260,277,305,326,338,354) yards or 196(211,238,253,279,298,309,324) meters.
Lana Grossa Lei (Grey bolero with long sleeves):
6(6,6,8,8,8 ,8,8) skeins MC (grey colourway 012)
or approximately 223(241,271,288,318,339,352,370) yards or 204(220,248,263,291,310,322,338) meters.
Rowan Drift (Contrast-colour for both sleeve-versions):
1 skein CC (light blue colourway 904) or (green colourway 905) approximately 49(52,59,63,70,74,78,81) yards or 45(48,54,58,64,68,71,74) meters.
...or any other super bulky weight yarn (at 87 yards or 80m/100gr ) which gives you the proper gauge.
Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate.
8 sts and 10 rows in 10 cm/4" in stocking stitch
on 12mm/ US 17 needles, after blocking..
12mm/US 17, 10mm/US 15 and 9mm/US 13 circular needles
(at least 80 cm/31" long).
Tapestry needle, 4 stitch markers, stitch holders or smooth scrap yarn.
Optional: hook & eye closure.
Beginner to intermediate.
The pattern is available in the form of a digital PDF. You can buy it via pay-pal for 5,90 Euros and download it immediately!