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Chevron Knitted Bolero Pattern

Chevron Knitted Bolero Pattern
Chevron Knitted Bolero Pattern
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The Chevron Knitted Bolero Pattern is a stunningly feminine outfit enhancer perfect for layering in the warmer months. The stunning zig-zag pattern is made using seed stitch on a stockinette stitch backdrop, so the texture is subtle, yet intriguing. This women's knit bolero pattern would be perfect for either bringing to the office with you to fight the chill from the air conditioner, or to wear over a dress at a more elegant affair, such as a wedding or a benefit party, to really class up your outfit.


Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge14 sts x 22 rows = 4" (10.2cm) in linen st. Save time, check your gauge

Finished SizeExtra Small/Small (Medium/Large, 1X /2X) - To Fit Bust: 32-38 (40-46, 48-54)" [81-97 (102-117, 122-137)cm]; Width: 30 (33½, 37)" [76 (85, 94)cm]; Length: 30 (31, 32)" [76 (79, 81)cm]

Materials List

  • Willow Yarns™ Cub yarn (60% cotton/40% acrylic; 50g/88yds - 731995-0014 Silver [8 (9, 10) balls]

  • US size 10 (6mm) straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle


Bottom Edging

CO 103 (115, 127) sts.

Row 1 (WS): P2, *k3, p3; rep from * to last 5 sts, k3, p2.
Row 2 (RS): K2, *p3, k3; rep from * to last 5 sts, p3, k2.

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 3" (7.6cm), ending with a WS row.


Row 1 (RS): (K1, p1) twice, *k5, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1.
Row 2 (WS): K1, p1, k1, *p5, k3, p4; rep from * to last 4 sts, (k1, p1) twice.
Row 3: K1, p1, k1, *K4, (p1, k1) twice, p1, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, p1, k1.
Row 4: (P1, k1) twice, *p2, k1, p1, k3, p1, k1, p3; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1.
Row 5: K1, p1, k1, *k2, (p1, k1) 5 times; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, p1, k1.
Row 6: *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 7: K1, p1, k1, *(p1, k1) 3 times, k1, (k1, p1 )twice, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, (p1, k1) twice.
Row 8: K1, p1, k2, *k1, p1, k1, p5, k1, p1, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1.
Row 9: K1, p1, k1, *p1, k1, p1, k7, p1, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, (p1, k1) twice.
Row 10: K1, p1, k2, *k1, p9, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1.
Rep last 10 rows until piece measures 27 (28, 29)" [69 (71, 74)cm], ending with Row 1 or 6.

See chart.

Top Edging

Row 1 (RS): K2, *p3, k3; rep from * to last 5 sts, p3, k2.
Row 2 (WS): P2, *k3, p3; rep from * to last 5 sts, k3, p2.

Rep last 2 rows until edging measures 3" (7.6cm), ending with a WS row.

BO all sts in pat.



Fold such that CO and BO edges are tog.

Seam 6" (15.2cm) along each side (seaming ends of rows, not the CO/BO edge).

Weave in ends.

See diagram for bolero construction.


bind off
cast on
right side
wrong side
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How many yards of yarn are needed for this pattern? I am unable to find it. Thank you.

This is one of the rare pattern on this website that specifies yardage, the yarn is 88 yards per skein, your total will depend on which size you intend to make. Extra small/small would be 704 yards, medium/large would be 792 yards, 1x/2x would be 880 yards.

This is so lovely. I would totally wear this in the warmer months, to spruce up an outfit.

This bolero is the perfect accessory to keep handy at the office or heading out to dinner in case it gets a little chilly in the evenings and you need a little extra over your arms to keep warm. Made with a zig zag pattern to give it a little texture and patterning, this is an easy pattern for beginners.


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