Briar Rose PDF
This pattern is a downloadable PDF file.
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. To make the pattern as clear 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.
Sizes: Bust circumference 28?-30? (32?-34?, 36?-38?, 40?-42?, 44?-46?, 48?-50?)
Yarn: 475 [575, 675, 775, 875, 975] metres of worsted / heavy worsted / aran weight yarn. Any yarn with which the correct gauge can be achieved may be used to produce different effects.
Needles: 4.5mm (or size needed to obtain correct gauge) circular needles with a cable length of at least 32?/80cm.
4.5mm set of 4 or 5 double pointed needles or needles required for your preferred method of working small circumferences in the round. After the increases at the cuffs the sleeves for all but the smallest size will have enough stitches to fit onto a 16? / 40 cm circular needle if you prefer.
Other Materials: Scrap yarn, stitch holders or safety pins for holding stitches; Tapestry needle.
Gauge: 16 sts and 24 rows = 4? / 10 cm in stocking stitch