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Catherine Bolero

Knitting
May 2011
ColourMart angora blend
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
540 - 2430 yards (494 - 2222 m)
6 years to 72 in bust
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For princesses of all ages and sizes, this pretty bolero is an ideal cover up by day or night. The sleeves are bracelet length – add a couple of inches for full length. The back length is also easily adjusted – if boleros are not for you, it is easy to make it waist or hip length.

What you need to know to make the bolero:

Materials
4 ply/fingering yarn in the amounts shown in the table. Original uses ColourMart 2/9 40%angora, 40%merino, 20% nylon
two 3.25 and 3.75 mm (US 3 and 5) needles
small ( about 9 mm) buttons as shown in the table

Sizes
Children’s sizes
to fit age 6 (10, 12, 14, 16) years
actual chest 28 (30, 32, 34, 36) ins
length 7.5 (8, 9, 10, 12) ins
sleeve length 9 (10, 11, 12, 13) ins
weight of yarn 100 (110, 120, 130, 140) grams
no of buttons 4 (4, 4, 5, 5)

Adult Sizes
to fit chest 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72) ins
actual size 38 (42, 46, 50, 53, 57, 61, 65, 70, 75) ins
length 12.5 (13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18.5) ins
sleeve length 13 (13, 14, 14, 15, 15, 15, 16, 16, 17) ins
weight of yarn 150 (170, 190, 210, 240, 270, 310, 350, 390, 450)
no of buttons 5 (6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6)
length and sleeve length on all sizes are easily adjustable

Notes
The pattern is written out three times to make it easier to read.