Briar Rose Bolero by Ysolda Teague

Briar Rose Bolero

July 2007
Aran / Worsted ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
520 - 1066 yards (475 - 975 m)
6 sizes to fit from 28" to 50"
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Bolero with an unusual seamless construction knit in worsted weight yarn. The bolero is knit from the bottom up with a curved hem shaped with short rows. Puffed sleeves are knit separately and joined to the body at the underarms and then the upper bodice is worked in one piece. To complete the bolero stitches are picked up around the outer edge and the border is worked in the round. Two different stitch patterns are given for the border.

This pattern was specifically designed so that unfamiliar techniques can be learned gradually. The pattern was designed to make your knitting experience as simple as possible. Text is readably large and clearly layed out with plenty of white space. Pattern includes stitch counts at key points and a detailed schematic so that you can check that you’re on the right track and to make custom fitting easier.


This pattern is designed to fit the following sizes, based on body measurements:

28”-30” / 71-76cm bust circumference
32”-34” / 81-86cm bust circumference
36”-38” / 91-97cm bust circumference
40”-42” / 102-107cm bust circumference
44”-46” / 111-117cm bust circumference
48”-50” / 122-127cm bust circumference

Helpful links
Technique Thursday - Yarn overs
Technique Thursday - Cabling without a cable needle
Technique Thursday - Wrapless short rows
Technique Thursday - Joining body and sleeves on a bottom up seamless sweater