Cable Bolero

Cable Bolero
Free Knitting Pattern - Cable Bolero
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Boleros are fun and fashionable pieces to accent any wardrobe. They look so pretty with summer dresses, sundresses and short sleeve blouses. Knit a cable bolero for your little fashionista or for a friend.

This is a simple and beautiful long sleeve Jacket. This Jacket is child size 7-8. This is at a medium Level for knitters. It takes three Skeins of White Lion Brand Micro Fiber yarn. This yarn splits easily but is soft and leaves you with a dressy look. This makes for a great top for a dress.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Materials: 3 Skeins white Lion Brand – Micro fiber yarn, Needle Size 3.5 mm circular knitting needles, darning needle or sewing machine, stitch holders, and a cable needle.

Key:

K = Knit

P = Purl

K2tog = Knit two together

P2tog = Purl two together

C8F = Cable 8 in front (Put first 4 sts on cable needle and hold in front of work, K4, then K4 from cable needle)

Sts = stitches

Inc = Increase (by knitting in front and back)

 

Pattern Instructions:

Cast on 93 sts

Row 1: K2, * P1, K1, Rep from * to last 3 sts, P1, K2.

Row 2: * K1, P1, Rep from * around.

Row 3 (right Side): K18 and Place marker, K14 and place marker, K29 and place marker, K14 and place marker, K18 and place marker.

Row 4: P across each time coming to marker slip marker to other needle

Row 5: *K to 1 sts before marker, Inc, Slip marker, Inc, Rep from * 3 times, K to end.

Row 6: P across

 

Row 7: K1, C8F, *K to 1 st before marker, Inc, Slip marker, Inc, Rep from * 3 times, K to last 9 sts, C8F, K1.

Row 8: P across

Row 9: Rep row 5

Row 10: P across

Row 11: Rep row 5

Row 12: P across

 

Rows 18- 48: Rep Rows 7-12 (Six times)

 

Row 49: K1, C8F, P2tog in back sts, (always Turn these two stitches so they are not twisted), *K to 1 sts of marker, Inc, Slip marker, Inc, Rep from* to last 11 sts, K2tog, C8F, K1.

Row 50: Purl Across.

Row 51: K9, P2tog in back sts, *K to 1 st before marker, Inc, Slip marker, Inc, rep from * to last 11 sts, K2tog, K9.

Row 52: P across.

Row 53: Rep Row 51

Row 54: P across.

 

Rows 55-60: Rep rows 49-54.

 

Row 61 (Dividing row): *K1, C8F, P2tog in back sts (don’t forget to twist those 2 sts around) K to marker and place left front sts onto Stitch holder, Knit across left shoulder to next marker and place sts on holder, K across back to next marker and place onto holder, K across right shoulder to marker and DO NOT place these stitches on holder, Put remaining sts from right front of sweater onto holder without working these stitches They will be worked a little later after sleeves are done.

 

Working Right Sleeve

Row 1(Wrong Side): Add a loop to end of needle, P across, add loop to end of needle giving you 65 sts.

Row 2: K across

Row 3: P across

Row 4-7: rep rows 2 and 3.

Row 8: * K1, P1, Rep from* across.

Row 9: * P1, K1, Rep from * across.

 

Diamond design:

Row 10: K6, K2tog, YO, *K8, K2Tog, YO, Rep from * to last 7 sts, K7

Row 11: P across.

Rows 12: *K5, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, K2tog, Rep from * until last 7 sts, K2tog, K5

Rows 13: P across

Row 14: K4, K2tog, YO, K3, YO, K2tog, *K3, K2Tog, YO, K3, YO, K2tog, Rep from * to last 4 sts, K4. Row 15: P across.

Row 16: K3, K2Tog, YO, K5, YO, K2Tog, *K1, K2tog, YO, K5, YO, K2tog, Rep from *to last 3 sts, K3

Row 17: P across.

Row 18: Rep Row 14

Row 19: P across.

Row 20: Rep row 12.

Row 21: P across.

Row 22: Rep row 10

 

Row 24: *K1, P1, rep from * across.

Row 25: *P1, K1, Rep from * across.

Rows 26-69: Rep Rows 2 and 3 (stocking stitch)

Rows 70-91: Rep rows 8 and 9.

Row 92: Cast off.

 

 

Left Sleeve:

Pick up sts on left arm knitting holder and repeat Right Sleeve instructions and do not sew the sleeves shut yet.

 

Body of bolero

Take the sts on the holders and do as follows: On one end of the circular knitting needles place left front sts and back sts on one end. With other needle picking up the right front sts of sweater, adding sts going toward the armpit. You will now finish Row 61 (dividing row.)

 

Finishing right side: K across to last 11 sts, K2tog, C8F, K1. All Stitches should now be together.

 

Row 1 (Wrong Side): P across.

Row2: K9, P2tog in back sts (don’t forget to turn sts every time so they are not twisted), K to last 11 sts, K2tog, K9.

Row 3: P across.

Row 4: K9, P2tog in back sts,*K5, K2tog, Rep from * to last 11 sts, K2tog, K9.

Row5: Purl across.

 

Working the Bottom Border:

Row 6: K 1, C8F, P2Tog in back sts (turn those sts), P2Tog.

Row 7: P across.

Row 8: K9, P2Tog in back sts, K1.

Row 9: P across.

Row 10: K9, P2tog in back sts, P2tog in back sts,

Row 11: P across.

Row 12: K1, C8F, P2tog in back sts, K1

Row 13: P across.

Row 14: K9, P2tog in back sts, P2tog in back sts.

Row 15: P across.

Row 16: K9, P2Tog in back sts, K1.

Row 17: P across.

 

Rep rows 6- 17 around the bottom until you are under the second armpit.

 

Push the rest of the sts to the other side of the circular knitting needles. Count inward 13 sts and put these sts onto the other side of the needle. Working on the front side:

 

Row 1: K2tog, K2Tog, C8F, K1.

Row 2: P12

Row 3: K1, K2Tog, K9

Row4: P13

Row 5: K2tog, K2Tog, K9

Row 6: P12

Row7: K1, K2Tog, C8F, K1

Row 8: P13.

Row 9: K2tog, K2tog, K9

Row10: P12.

Row 11: K1, K2Tog, K9.

Row 12: P13.

 

Rep rows 1-12 until you connect to the other side under the armpit. This will happen when there are 11 sts left on the needle. Cast off and sew ends together.

 

Sew the seams under the arms together with a darning needle.

It is important to block this sweater.

 

About The Author

Esther Leavitt is a pattern designer and craft editor for Craftown.com.  About herself she says "Crafts are a way for me to unwind but at the same time keep my hands busy so I don't go crazy."  She is also the owner and proprietor of Crafts by Starlight