Sunday, May 28, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage 1938 Knit Bolero with Epaulet Design #970

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Vintage 1938 Knit Bolero with Epaulet Design #970

This modern bolero in attractive basket weave stitch works up quickly in bulky yarn.  The novel design on the bodice & Epaulets topping the short sleeves is sure to please.

SIZE:  16

MATERIALS:
Bernat’s Woolydown, #5263, 7 skeins
Wooden Knitting Needles #8 mm

GAUGE:
6 ½ sts = 2”
5 rows =  1” [basket st]

NOTE:  No measurements other than gauge where given with original vintage pattern.

BASKET STITCH: 
K 1, put yarn in front of work. Sl 1 as if to p, put yarn in back of work.  Rep across row.  

P back.

BACK: 
Cast on 56 sts.

Work border of k every row for 3 ridges.

Change to patt st & work to 7”.

Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows & dec 1 st at beg of next 10 rows.

At 9” from beg on k side, work 1 p row every 6th row to top.  This forms yoke effect.

At 14” bind off 7 sts at beg of next 4 rows.

Bind off rem sts.

FRONT: 
Cast on 23 sts.

K 1 row, inc at end.

K 1 row.

K 1 row, inc at end.

K 1 row.

Change to basket st & inc 1 st at end.  P back

1ST ROW:  Basket st 26.

2ND & ALL EVEN ROWS:  P.

3RD ROW:  Basket st 21, p 5.

5TH ROW: Same as 1st row.

7TH ROW:  Same as 1st row.

9TH ROW:  Basket st 20, p 6.

11TH ROW:  Same as 1st row.

13TH ROW:  Same as 1st row.

15TH ROW:  Basket st 19, p 7.

Cont in this manner, working 1 more p st & 1 less basket st every 6th row until p sts gradually appear across entire row near shoulder.

Cont line of p sts all across front to shoulder at given intervals.
In meantime, at 6” bind off 6 sts at beg of k row, then dec 1 st at armhole edge every 3rd row until 16 sts rem.

Work to match back.

Bind off 8 sts at beg of next 2 k rows.

Work other front to correspond.

SLEEVE: 
Beg at top, cast on 9 sts.

K 1 row.

P 1 row.

K 1 row.

P 1 row.

P 1 row, casting on 6 sts at end.

Rep last row [21 sts].

Work basket st with line of p sts appearing on right side every 6th row, as on front & back yoke.

At every rep of this line of p sts, work 1 less p st at each end, & work these sts in basket st at same time.

Inc 1 st each end of work every k row 11 times [43 sts].

When sleeve meas 7” from beg, cast on 3 sts at beg next 2 rows.

Work 1”.

Then dec 1 st each side every k row 9 times.

At 4 ½” below armhole, k 10, k 2 tog 5 times, k 11, k 4 rows & bind off loosely.

FINISHING:
Sew darts at top of sleeve.
Seam all parts tog.
With crochet hk & yarn carried on under side of work, pull up lp to right side.
Using long lp, sl st along edge of p st lines, outline patt trim on front & on sleeves.
Work 1 row sc around front & neck.

ENJOY!