This bolero was knitted with about 11 ozs. of Red Heart
Super Sport yarn, 3-ply. They do not carry this at our local Walmart but I found
the yarn at herrschners.com . I used USM keyplate 2.5 with a gauge of 4"
= 17 sts and 25 rows. Although I knitted a large swatch in the eyelet stitch
pattern, my pieces ended up being about 1/2" wider and longer than they
were supposed to be but it didn't seem to make any difference once it was all
put together. I knitted another one using Red Heart Soft yarn and was able to
get nearly the same gauge. If you would like to use another yarn with a different
gauge, drop me an email and I can input your gauge into the shapes.
This is a modified drop shoulder pattern which takes out a
little of the excess fabric under the arms for a better fit. The sleeve is inserted
You will be able to get larger charts if you save the images
on the linked pages below to your computer and then print them to fit the page.
I tried that on mine and it seemed to work ok.
While I haven't tried it, I think it would be fairly easy to
make this larger by adding either one half or one whole motif (about 1"
or 2"worth of stitches) to each side edge while leaving the front and back
neck opening as it is. One could widen the shoulder seam but leave the cut out
portion for the sleeve as it is except it may have to be lowered a little for
a wider sleeve. One could also make the bolero longer by adding an extra motif
(and as many rows as needed) along the front edges.