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Cable Lace Bolero

Get the perfect summer look with the Cabled Lace Bolero. This stylish little sweater is the perfect way to stay warm on a cool evening or at the office. A simple cable pattern offers a strong visual contrast for the lace work crisp and clean, this bolero is a perfect addition to any wardrobe. The involved pattern will keep experienced knitters interested and engaged as they work, making this a great pattern to work on during a long car ride or while waiting at the doctors office.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size4 or 3.5 mm, 5 or 3.75 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

SIZES
To fit bust measurement
Extra-Small/Small: 28-34" [71-86.5 cm]
Medium: 36-38" [91.5-96.5 cm]
Large: 40-42" [101.5-106.5 cm]
Extra-Large: 44-46" [112-117 cm]
2/3 Extra-Large: 48-54" [122-137 cm]
4/5 Extra-Large: 56-62" [142-157.5 cm]


Finished bust
Extra-Small/Small: 34" [86.5 cm]
Medium: 39" [99 cm]
Large: 43" [109 cm]
Extra-Large: 47" [119.5 cm]
2/3 Extra-Large: 54" [137 cm]
4/5 Extra-Large: 62" [157.5 cm]

 

 

MATERIALS

  • Patons® Silk Bamboo™ (65 g/2.2 oz; 93 m/102 yds)
    • Saffron (85607) 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) balls
  • Sizes 3.5 mm (U.S. 4) and 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) knitting needles
  • Size 3.5 mm (U.S. 4) circular knitting needle 24" [60 cm] long or size needed to obtain tension
  • Cable needle
  • 1 st holder
  • 2 stitch markers.

 


TENSION
23 sts and 29 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles.

 

 

ABBREVIATIONS:
alt = Alternate(ing)
Beg = Beginning
C4B = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle.
Cont = Continue(ity)
Dec = Decrease(ing)
Inc = Increase(ing)
Inc1 = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch.
Inc1P = Increase 1 stitch by purling into front and back of next stitch.
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
Pat = Pattern
P = Purl
P2togtbl = Purl next 2 stitches through
back loops
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
Rs = Right side
ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together
st(s) = Stitch(es)
Ws = Wrong side
Yo = Yarn over

 


Instructions
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

 

 

Front Panel Dimensions

Back Dimensions

 


Left Front
With smaller needles, cast on 38 (46-54-54-70-86) sts.
1st row: (RS). K1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K3. Inc1. K1.
2nd row: Inc1P. Purl to end of row.
3rd row: K1. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 7 sts. C4B. K1. Inc1. K1.
4th row: As 2nd row. 42 (50-58-58-74-90) sts.
Last 4 rows form pat and shaping at front edge.

 


Proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). K1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last st. Inc1.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K1. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Inc1. K1.
5th row: K1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K1. Inc1. K1.
7th row: K1. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 4 sts. K2. Inc1. K1. 46 (54-62-62-78-94) sts.
8th row: As 2nd row.

 


Proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). K1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K3. Inc1. K1.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K1. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 6 sts. C4B. K2.
5th row: K1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 6 sts. K4. Inc1. K1.
7th row: K1. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 7 sts. C4B. yo. ssk. K1.
9th row: K1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 7 sts. K5. Inc1. K1.
11th row: K1. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 8 sts. C4B. (yo. ssk) twice.
13th row: K1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 8 sts. K4. K2tog. yo. Inc1. K1. 50 (58-66-66-82-98) sts.
15th row: K1. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1.
16th row: As 2nd row. Place marker at end of last row.
 

 

Shape Sleeve:

 

1st row: (RS). Inc1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K2. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1.
5th row: Inc1. K1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1.
7th row: K3. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1.
9th row: Inc1. K2tog. yo. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1.
11th row: K2. yo. ssk. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1.
13th row: Inc1. K1. K2tog. yo. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1. 54 (62-70-70-86-102) sts.
15th row: K1. (yo. ssk) twice. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1.
16th row: As 2nd row.

 


Proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). Inc1. (K2tog. yo) twice. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: Inc1. K1. (yo. ssk) twice. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1.
5th row: Inc1. K2. (K2tog. yo) twice. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1.
7th row: Inc1. K3. (yo. ssk) twice. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1. 58 (66-74-74-90-106) sts.
8th row: As 2nd row. Place 2nd marker at end of last row.

 


Proceed as follows:
1st row:
K1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from *to last st. K1.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: K1. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1.
4th row: As 2nd row.
Last 4 rows form pat.

 


V-Neck shaping: Cont in pat, dec 1 st at neck edge on next and every following alt row until there are 47 (60-53-72-76-86) sts rem, then every following 4th row until there are 40 (50-
50-60-70-80) sts rem.

 


Cont even in pat until work from last marked row measures 7½ (7¾-8-8¾-9-9½)" [19 (19.5-20.5-22-23-24) cm], ending with a WS row.

 


Shape shoulder: Cast off 8 (10-10-12-14-16) sts beg next and following alt rows 4 times.

 


Right Front
With smaller needles, cast on 38 (46-54-54-70-86) sts.
1st row: (RS). Inc1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K4. K1.
2nd row: Purl to last 2 sts. Inc1. P1.
3rd row: Inc1. K2. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. C4B. K1.
4th row: As 2nd row. 42 (50-58-58-74-90) sts.
Last 4 rows form pat and shaping at front edge.

 


Proceed as follows:
1st row:
(RS). Inc1. (K2tog. yo) twice. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: Inc1. K1. (yo. ssk) twice. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. C4B. K1.
5th row: Inc1. K2. (K2tog. yo) twice. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
7th row: Inc1. K3. (yo. ssk) twice. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. C4B. K1. 46 (54-62-62-78-94) sts.
8th row: As 2nd row.

 


Proceed as follows:
1st row:
(RS). Inc1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K2. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. C4B. K1.
5th row: Inc1. K1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
7th row: K3. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. C4B. K1.
9th row: Inc1. K2. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
11th row: K4. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from *to last 5 sts. C4B. K1.
13th row: Inc1. K3. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
15th row: K1. (yo. ssk) twice. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. C4B. K1. 50 (58-66-66-82-98) sts.
16th row: As 2nd row. Place marker at end of last row.

 


Shape Sleeve:

 

1st row: (RS). K1. (K2tog. yo) twice. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K3. Inc1. K1.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K1. (yo. ssk) twice. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 6 sts. C4B. K2.
5th row: K1. (K2tog. yo) twice. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 6 sts. K4. Inc1. K1.
7th row: K1. (yo. ssk) twice. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 7 sts. C4B. K3.
9th row: K1. (K2tog. yo) twice. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 7 sts. K5. Inc1. K1.
11th row: K1. (yo. ssk) twice. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to end of row.
13th row: K1. (K2tog. yo) twice. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 8 sts. K4. K2tog. yo. Inc1. K1. 54 (62-70-70-86-102) sts.
15th row: K1. (yo. ssk) twice. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1.
16th row: As 2nd row.

 


Proceed as follows:
1st row:
(RS). K1. (K2tog. yo) twice. *K4. (K2tog.yo) twice. Rep from * to last st. Inc1.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K1. (yo. ssk) twice. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Inc1. K1.
5th row: K1. (K2tog. yo) twice. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K1. Inc1. K1.
7th row: K1. (yo. ssk) twice. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 4 sts. K2. Inc1. K1. 58 (66-74-74-90-106) sts.
8th row: As 2nd row. Place 2nd marker at end of last row.

 


Proceed as follows:
1st row:
K1. *(K2tog. yo) twice. K4. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: K1. *(yo. ssk) twice. C4B. Rep from * to last st. K1.
4th row: As 2nd row.
Last 4 rows form pat.

 


V-Neck shaping: Cont in pat, dec 1 st at neck edge on next and every following alt row until there are 47 (60-53-72-76-86) sts rem, then every following 4th row until there are 40 (50-
50-60-70-80) sts rem.

 


Cont even in pat until work from last marked row measures 7½ (7¾-8-8¾-9-9½)" [19 (19.5-20.5-22-23-24) cm], ending with a RS row.

 


Shape shoulder: Cast off 8 (10-10-12-14-16) sts beg next and following alt rows 4 times.

 


Back
With smaller needles, cast on 92 (108-116-132-156-180) sts.
Knit 7 rows (garter st), noting 1st row is WS and inc 10 sts evenly across last row. 102 (118-126-142-166-190) sts.

 

 

Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:

1st row: (RS). K1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: K1. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. C4B. K1.
4th row: As 2nd row.

 


Rep last 4 rows for pat until work after garter st measures same length as front before first marked row, ending with a WS row.

 


Shape Sleeves: Inc 1 st each end of needle on next and every following 4th row 3 times more, then every following alt row 4 times more, taking inc sts into pat. 118 (134-142-
158-182-206) sts. Place marker at end of last row.

 


Cont even in pat until work from marked row measures 7½ (7¾-8-8¾-9-9½)" [19 (19.5-20.5-22-23-24) cm], ending with a WS row.

 


Shape shoulders: Cast off 8 (10-10-12-14-16) sts beg next 10 rows. Leave rem 38 (34-42-38-42-46) sts on a st holder.

 


FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements and cover with damp cloth leaving cloth to dry.

 


Front and back neck edgeing: Sew shoulder seams. With circular needle, beg at lower side edge, pick up and knit 146 (150-154-158-166-174) sts around Left Front to shoulder seam. K38 (34-42-38-42-46) from Back st holder, dec 7 sts evenly across.

 

 

Pick up and knit 146 (150-154-158-166-174) sts around Right Front to lower side edge. 323 (327-343-347-367-387) sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
Knit 2 rows (garter st). Mark position for buttonhole on Right Front.
Next row: (Buttonhole row). Knit to marker. Cast off 2 sts. Knit to end of row.
Next row: Knit, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.
Knit 2 rows.
Cast off knitwise (WS).

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Dressed up or worn with a favorite pair of levis, this is a perfect little sweater for the Summer months. Imagine how cute it would look over a flirty sundress. Its great that the designer included a variety of sizes too, so everyone can take advantage of this free pattern.

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