Ysolda Briar Rose PDF
The Briar Rose Bolero is created with an unusual seamless construction knit in worsted weight yarn 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—lace or cables.
Briar Rose was specifically designed so that unfamiliar techniques can be learned gradually. To make the pattern as clear as possible text is legible, large and clearly laid 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 available as a PDF download.
Sizes: Bust circumference 28–30 (32–34, 36–38, 40–42, 44–46, 48–50)"
Yarn Requirements: 520 (630, 740, 850, 960, 1070) yds of worsted/heavy worsted weight yarn such as Valley Yarns Amherst (100% Merino Wool; 50g/109yds)
Needles: US 7 (4.50mm) 32" circular and DPNs or 16" circular
Gauge: 16 sts and 24 rows = 4" in stockinette