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Light Bolero

Knitting
November 2012
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Lace pattern on larger needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
656 - 902 yards (600 - 825 m)
30½ (35½, 38½, 42½, 46½, 50½, 54½)"

The design for this bolero came about one hot summer day when the office air conditioning blew me chilly. I longed for something to cover my shoulders and protect me from the cold, but I wanted it to be airy enough to wear in the warm outdoors. This lacy cotton shrug fits the bill. Knitted in a single piece that’s shaped from the right sleeve, across the back, and ends at the left sleeve, it’s a bit more challenging, but well worth the effort.

Finished Measurements:
About 30½ (35½, 38½, 42½, 46½, 50½, 54½)” bust circumference

Yarn Requirements:
Eco Aran Fair Trade by Debbie Bliss
100% organic cotton;
50 gram ball = approx 82 yards
• #622 teal 8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11) balls

Knitting Needles:
Sleeve Ridges—U.S. Size 8 (5 mm): dpns.
Sleeve and Body Lace—U.S. Size 9 (5.5 mm): 32” circular and dpns.
Trim—U.S. Size 9 (5.5 mm) 40” circular. Or sizes needed to obtain gauge.

Notions:
markers; stitch holders or waste yarn; one 1” button.

Gauge:
17 sts and 24 rows = 4” in lace patt on larger needles.
18 sts and 27 rows = 4” in ridges patt on smaller needles.
(Note: Row gauge is important for proper fit of this garment.)

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