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Bolero with Tie - by Loulou Pirotte

Gallery garment

  Size: petite (Bust - waist - hips: 88 - 68 - 88 cm)

  Category: *

  Machine: Brother KH120, push-button fine gauge machine.

  Yarn: Linea Più Classico Mou, 2/28 Nm, 65% merino - 35%   angora. 1 strand in stocking stitch and in full needle rib, 2   strands in 2 x 2 ribs.

  Total amount used: 130 grs.


  Gauge: 10 x 10 cm:  

  Stitch pattern:


  The  basic shape (back, fronts and sleeve) was  originally created in Standard Garment Styling and tweaked in   Original Pattern Drafting. Actually, I used the shape of another bolero (Knitwoven Bolero, also in the   DesignaKnit Gallery).

   Only the fronts needed to be altered.
  The back and front hems  are not represented in the shape file. Neither are the “casing” (knitted separately)   and the tie.

By “knit manually”, I mean using Interactive Knitting *without the machine*, i.e. using the UP arrow tool.

  Knitting tips  and finishing

  1. Cast on the total number of needles required for the base of the front (i.e. LN61-RN49), and knit 10 rows in 2 x 2 rib. Next, transfer the stitches from the ribber to the main bed.
  2. Set carriage to hold and put all the needles into hold except LN61-LN46.
    Next, pick up (put back into working position)  x needles, every 2 rows, as instructed by DesignaKnit and go on knitting, shaping as instructed by DesignaKnit.
  1. This is knitted separately, in 2 parts. The length was determined by putting one front and half the back neckline on the linker ‘s needles: 175 stitches. Stocking stitch.  
  2. E-wrap cast on and knit 48 rows at tension 2, 1 strand.
  3. Remove on waste yarn.
  4. Knit second half of the casing in the same way.
  1. With the wrong side facing you, place  the e-wrap edge of the casing, waste knitting upwards,  on 175 linker needles.
  2. Place the front (centre) edge on those needles, right side facing, piece downwards.
  3. Fold the casing towards you  and place the open stitches on the same needles, waste knitting downwards.
  1. Baste between the 2 markers on either side of the ‘actual edge’ of the sleeve cap (not the edge of the ‘additional cap’).
  2. Mark the centre of the sleeve just under the basted line.
  3. Place the armhole, right side facing, on the linker’s needles.
  4. Place the sleeve, wrong side facing, on those needles. Follow the basted line at the top of the sleeve.
  5. NB: do step 4 in 2 operations. (Half the sleeve at a time).

Download shape file

Click here for notes on how to put the shape file in your usual folder.

There is no stitch pattern to download for this garment.