Two Boleros to knit from the late 1930’s. The first one would look
great with summer dresses and is knitted in a stitch that looks
just like crochet, very firm and close so that it keeps its shape.
The second is a more tailored look worked in stocking stitch with
The original yarn used was 3 ply, but this is more likely to be like a
modern 4 ply. Always make tension square to check before
commencing as this is just a suggestion.
The first Bolero is in size 34-36 in. Bust the second 35 in. Bust
MATERIALS. Textured Bolero: 7oz (approx 200g) of Copley’s ‘Excelsior’
3 ply fingering. Pair each of No. 9 (3.75) and No. 10 (3.25)needles.
TENSION: 8 sts. to 1 inch in width and approx 12 rows in depth worked
on No 9 (3.75) needles.
MATERIALS. Stocking stitch Bolero: 6oz. (approx 171g) Patons Super
or Beehive Scotch fingering. Pair each No. 10 (3.25) and No. 12 (2.75)
needles. TENSION: 8 sts. to 1 inch in width and approx 10 rows in depth
worked on No 10 (3.25) needles.
The pattern comes as one easy to download and print PDF
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