Tissot Bolero by Annie Modesitt
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Tissot Bolero

November 2012
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Unfelted St. st.
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
1200 - 2000 yards (1097 - 1829 m)
To fit bust: 29 (34, 38, 44, 49, 53, 59)”/ 74 (86.5, 97, 112, 125, 135, 150.5) cm
This pattern is available for $7.50 USD
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This book is part of a collection, History on Two Needles by Annie Modesitt

Based on the 1864 painting Woman In Red by Tissot, this felted jacket features 3/4 open sleeves and a cabled / bobbled edge.

There are pieces of clothing that just shouldn’t work.
They’re a little oddball, a little over the top, but somehow the garment has such a sense of – belief – in itself that it makes a cohesive fashion statement.
This felted jacket is one of those.

The pattern shape is an oval, created using short row shaping.

Based on a short Zouave jacket, which is turn is inspired by military silhouettes of the period, the unselfconscious use of bobbles is what sets this garment apart from other pieces.

Stitches Used in Pattern
St st – Stockinette Stitch
Rev St st — Reverse St st
Sl st wyws – Slip st with yarn to the wrong side
Sl st wyrs – Slip st with yarn to the right side
W&T — Wrap & Turn
K2tog-R – Knit 2 tog with a right slant
K2tog-L – Knit 2 tog with a left slant
K3tog-L – Knit 3 tog with a left slant
P2tog-L – Purl 2 tog with a left slant
Kfb – Knit into the front and back of a stitch
Pfb – Purl into the front and back of a stitch
GR Inc – Grandma Right Increase
GL Inc – Grandma Left Increase
VDD – Vertical Double Decrease
C6R – Cable 6 Right
C6L – Cable 6 Left