Cable Lace Bolero

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Cable Lace Bolero

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Easy cables, worked over 4 stitches and with a 4 row repeat, create crisp and textured edges between a light lacy pattern, also worked over 4 stitches. Shown in Patons Silk Bamboo.

Sizes

XS
28-34" [71-86.5 cm]
34" [86.5 cm]
S
28-34" [71-86.5 cm]
34" [86.5 cm]
M
36-38" [91.5-96.5 cm]
39" [99 cm]
L
40-42" [101.5-106.5 cm]
43" [109 cm]
XL
44-46" [112-117 cm]
47" [119.5 cm]
2/3 Extra Large
48-54" [122-137 cm]
54" [137 cm]
4/5 Extra Large
56-62" [142-157.5 cm]
62" [157.5 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $68.65

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
  • 2/3 Extra Large
  • 4/5 Extra Large
Bust measurement
28-34" [71-86.5 cm]
Finished bust
34" [86.5 cm]

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Silk Bamboo | Saffron, 85607Edit Color
$36.45

Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 5/3.75mm
$5.69

Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 4/3.5mm
$5.69

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 24"

Size 4/3.5mm
$8.49

Plastic Straight Cable Needles

3/Pkg
$2.99

Aluminum Stitch Holder

3" 1/Pkg
$1.35

Bead Stitch Markers

Clear 3/Pkg
$7.99
The materials for this project cost $68.65

Abbreviations

Alt = alternate(ing)

Beg = beginning

C4B = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle

cont = continue(ity)

Dec = decrease(ing)

Inc = Increase(ing)

Inc1P = Increase 1 stitch purlwise in next stitch by purling into back and front of stitch.

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P = purl

P2togtbl = purl 2 stitches together through back loops

pat = pattern

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

yo = yarn over the needle (makes 1 extra stitch)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Bust measurement
XS 28-34" [71-86.5 cm]
S 28-34" [71-86.5 cm]
M 36-38" [91.5-96.5 cm]
L 40-42" [101.5-106.5 cm]
XL 44-46" [112-117 cm]
2/3 Extra Large 48-54" [122-137 cm]
4/5 Extra Large 56-62" [142-157.5 cm]
Finished bust
XS 34" [86.5 cm]
S 34" [86.5 cm]
M 39" [99 cm]
L 43" [109 cm]
XL 47" [119.5 cm]
2/3 Extra Large 54" [137 cm]
4/5 Extra Large 62" [157.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Silk Bamboo (65 g/2.2 oz;93 m/102 yds)
SizesXSSMLXL2/3 Extra Large4/5 Extra Large 
Main Color (MC)
Saffron (85607)
55678910
Sizes 3.5 mm (U.S. 4) and 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) knitting needles. Size 3.5 mm (U.S. 4) circular knitting needle 24" [60 cm] long or size needed to obtain tension. Cable needle. 1 stitch holder. 2 stitch markers.

GAUGE

23 sts and 29 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles.

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

Left Front
With smaller needles, cast on 38 (46-54-54-70-86) sts.
1st row: (RS). K1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K3. Inc1. K1.
2nd row: Inc1P. Purl to end of row.
3rd row: K1. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 7 sts. C4B. K1. Inc1. K1.
4th row: As 2nd row. 42 (50-58-58-74-90) sts. Last 4 rows form pat and shaping at front edge.

Proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). K1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last st. Inc1.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K1. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Inc1. K1.
5th row: K1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K1. Inc1. K1.
7th row: K1. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 4 sts. K2. Inc1. K1. 46 (54-62-62-78-94) sts.
8th row: As 2nd row.

Proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). K1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K3. Inc1. K1.
2nd and alt rows: Purl. 3rd row: K1. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 6 sts. C4B. K2.
5th row: K1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 6 sts. K4. Inc1. K1.
7th row: K1. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 7 sts. C4B. yo. ssk. K1.
9th row: K1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 7 sts. K5. Inc1. K1.
11th row: K1. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 8 sts. C4B. (yo. ssk) twice.
13th row: K1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 8 sts. K4. K2tog. yo. Inc1. K1. 50 (58-66-66-82-98) sts.
15th row: K1. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1.
16th row: As 2nd row. Place marker at end of last row.

Shape Sleeve:
1st row: (RS). Inc1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K2. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1.
5th row: Inc1. K1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1.
7th row: K3. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1.
9th row: Inc1. K2tog. yo. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1.
11th row: K2. yo. ssk. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1.
13th row: Inc1. K1. K2tog. yo. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1. 54 (62-70-70-86-102) sts.
15th row: K1. (yo. ssk) twice. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1. 16th row: As 2nd row.

Proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). Inc1. (K2tog. yo) twice. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: Inc1. K1. (yo. ssk) twice. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1.
5th row: Inc1. K2. (K2tog. yo) twice. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1.
7th row: Inc1. K3. (yo. ssk) twice. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1. 58 (66-74-74-90-106) sts.
8th row: As 2nd row. Place 2nd marker at end of last row.

Proceed as follows:
1st row: K1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: K1. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1.
4th row: As 2nd row. Last 4 rows form pat.

V-neck shaping: Cont in pat, dec 1 st at neck edge on next and every following alt row until there are 47 (60-53-72-76-86) sts rem, then every following 4th row until there are 40 (50-50-60-70-80) sts rem.

Cont even in pat until work from last marked row measures 7 1/2 (7 3/4-8-8 3/4-9-9 1/2)" [19 (19.5-20.5-22-23-24) cm], ending with a WS row.

Shape shoulder: Cast off 8 (10-10-12-14-16) sts beg next and following alt rows 4 times.

Right Front
With smaller needles, cast on 38 (46-54-54-70-86) sts.
1st row: (RS). Inc1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K4. K1.
2nd row: Purl to last 2 sts. Inc1. P1.
3rd row: Inc1. K2. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. C4B. K1.
4th row: As 2nd row. 42 (50-58-58-74-90) sts.
Last 4 rows form pat and shaping at front edge.

Proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). Inc1. (K2tog. yo) twice. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: Inc1. K1. (yo. ssk) twice. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. C4B. K1.
5th row: Inc1. K2. (K2tog. yo) twice. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
7th row: Inc1. K3. (yo. ssk) twice. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. C4B. K1. 46 (54-62-62-78-94) sts.
8th row: As 2nd row.

Proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). Inc1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K2. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. C4B. K1.
5th row: Inc1. K1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
7th row: K3. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. C4B. K1.
9th row: Inc1. K2. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
11th row: K4. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. C4B. K1.
13th row: Inc1. K3. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
15th row: K1. (yo. ssk) twice. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. C4B. K1. 50 (58-66-66-82-98) sts.
16th row: As 2nd row. Place marker at end of last row.

Shape Sleeve: 1st row: (RS). K1. (K2tog. yo) twice. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K3. Inc1. K1.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K1. (yo. ssk) twice. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 6 sts. C4B. K2.
5th row: K1. (K2tog. yo) twice. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 6 sts. K4. Inc1. K1.
7th row: K1. (yo. ssk) twice. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 7 sts. C4B. K3.
9th row: K1. (K2tog. yo) twice. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 7 sts. K5. Inc1. K1.
11th row: K1. (yo. ssk) twice. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to end of row.
13th row: K1. (K2tog. yo) twice. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 8 sts. K4. K2tog. yo. Inc1. K1. 54 (62-70-70-86-102) sts.
15th row: K1. (yo. ssk) twice. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1.
16th row: As 2nd row.

Proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). K1. (K2tog. yo) twice. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last st. Inc1.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K1. (yo. ssk) twice. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Inc1. K1.
5th row: K1. (K2tog. yo) twice. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K1. Inc1. K1.
7th row: K1. (yo. ssk) twice. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 4 sts. K2. Inc1. K1. 58 (66-74-74-90-106) sts.
8th row: As 2nd row. Place 2nd marker at end of last row.

Proceed as follows:
1st row: K1. *(K2tog. yo) twice. K4. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: K1. *(yo. ssk) twice. C4B. Rep from * to last st. K1.
4th row: As 2nd row. Last 4 rows form pat.

V-neck shaping: Cont in pat, dec 1 st at neck edge on next and every following alt row until there are 47 (60-53-72-76-86) sts rem, then every following 4th row until there are 40 (50-50-60-70-80) sts rem.

Cont even in pat until work from last marked row measures 7 1/2 (7 3/4-8-8 3/4-9-9 1/2)" [19 (19.5-20.5-22-23-24) cm], ending with a RS row.

Shape shoulder: Cast off 8 (10-10-12-14-16) sts beg next and following alt rows 4 times.

Back
With smaller needles, cast on 92 (108-116-132-156-180) sts.
Knit 7 rows (garter st), noting 1st row is WS and inc 10 sts evenly across last row. 102 (118-126-142-166-190) sts.

Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K1. *K4. (K2tog. yo) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: K1. *C4B. (yo. ssk) twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. C4B. K1.
4th row: As 2nd row.
Rep last 4 rows for pat until work after garter st measures same length as front before first marked row, ending with a WS row.

Shape sleeves: Inc 1 st each end of needle on next and every following 4th row 3 times more, then every following alt row 4 times more, taking inc sts into pat. 118 (134-142-158-182-206) sts. Place marker at end of last row.

Cont even in pat until work from marked row measures 7 1/2 (7 3/4-8-8 3/4-9-9 1/2)" [19 (19.5-20.5-22-23-24) cm], ending with a WS row.

Shape shoulders: Cast off 8 (10-10-12-14-16) sts beg next 10 rows. Leave rem 38 (34-42-38-42-46) sts on a st holder.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements and cover with damp cloth leaving cloth to dry.

Front and back neck edging: Sew shoulder seams. With circular needle, beg at lower side edge, pick up and knit 146 (150-154-158-166-174) sts around Left Front to shoulder seam. K38 (34-42-38-42- 46) from Back st holder, dec 7 sts evenly across. Pick up and knit 146 (150-154-158-166-174) sts around Right Front to lower side edge. 323 (327-343-347-367-387) sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
Knit 2 rows (garter st). Mark position for buttonhole on Right Front.
Next row: (Buttonhole row). Knit to marker. Cast off 2 sts. Knit to end of row.
Next row: Knit, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.
Knit 2 rows.
Cast off knitwise (WS).