1918 Style: Bolero Jacket by Laurie Sundstrom

1918 Style: Bolero Jacket

September 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 41 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
3.75 mm (F)
1267 - 1810 yards (1159 - 1655 m)
39/43/47" finished bust
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $5.50.

The “Anita” Bolero was originally published in the 1918 edition of Fleisher’s Knitting and Crocheting Manual. A stylish take on the era’s ubiquitous garter-stitch cardigan, the Anita Bolero is “boxy” and waist length, with contrast bands and an off-center buttoned closure, a nod to the era’s fascination with Oriental style.

The construction of this jacket is interesting: back and front, as well as the sleeves, are knit vertically in one piece, with the contrast bands picked up and knit with the yarn doubled; the buttonholes are crocheted.

The Bolero Jacket is stylish yet warm -- perfect for trips to the village on mild days or to visit family on staff’s “half-day off”.

Yarn: Quince & Co. “Chickadee” (181 yds): 7/9/10 skeins of MC, 2 skeins of CC.