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Monterey Bolero
Fiery Bolero by Debbie Bliss
Knitting
Me
Medium
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
600 yards = 5 skeins
Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Silk DK Solid
84 yards in stash
5 skeins = 600.0 yards (548.6 meters), 250 grams
Purlescence Yarns in Sunnyvale, California
Notes

07.26.09: Cast Off!!!! She’s now blocking. I’m very happy with this pattern. I rarely make anything twice, but this one may get knit again!

The yarn was a bit splitty and is more of a sport weight than DK, but I would probably use the yarn again.

07.09.09: FROGGED!!!
See why here.

06.28.09: CAST ON!

06.25.09-06.26.09: swatching…..
This yarn seems more like sport weight than DK. It looks like I will have to use size 7 (4.5mm) needles for this. Of course, the fabric is not as dense as I would like, but this may be the way to go, although I am contemplating using size 6 (4.0mm) needles and just knitting up the larger size.
decision, decisions, decisions

•Knitting this to wear with my “little black dress” for Kaylie’s wedding in Monterey, CA, August 2009, although I am kind of thinking about knitting the Viennese Shrug for the wedding. I’ll see how the bolero comes along, and if I don’t like it, I’ll switch to the Viennese.

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July 9 2009
July 26 2009
 
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by Crystal Palace Yarns
DK
52% Bamboo, 43% Merino, 5% Silk
120 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: June 26, 2009
  • Finished: July 27, 2009
  • Updated: August 11, 2009