Flying Car Bolero by Adrienne Larsen

Flying Car Bolero

August 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 8 - 5.0 mm
840 - 1260 yards (768 - 1152 m)
19.25 (21.25, 23.25, 25.25, 27.25)" back width, from center of underarm to center of underarm
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The Great Exhibition included a kite carriage, or flying car, that could move at 20 to 25 miles per hour. Imagine traveling at such speeds! Any lady daring enough to travel in such a vehicle would have loved this dashing bolero with braided edgings and buckle closure—bystanders could notice her style as the flying car sped past.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 19.25 (21.25, 23.25, 25.25, 27.25)“ back width, from center of underarm to center of underarm. Bolero shown measures 19.25” on model with 35.5” bust.

Yarn Malabrigo Yarn Rios (100% superwash merino wool): glitter, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) skeins.

Needles Size 8 (5 mm): 16” and 32” circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; removable m; stitch holders; cable needle; size H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle; 4.5” long leather buckle closure; eight 3⁄8” buttons; awl; leather sewing needle; thread to match buckle.

Gauge 20 sts and 27 rows = 4” in St st.

Note The body of this bolero is worked in one piece to the underarm, then divided for working the fronts and back separately. The sleeves are worked in the round, with the sleeve cap worked flat.