Flying Car Bolero Knitting Pattern Download
The Great Exhibition included a kite carriage, or flying car, that could move at 20 to 25 miles per hour. Imagine traveling at such speeds! Any lady daring enough to travel in such a vehicle would have loved this dashing bolero with braided edgings and buckle closurebystanders could notice her style as the flying car sped past.
Designer: Adrienne Larsen
Finished Size: 19 (21, 23, 25, 27)" back width, from center of underarm to center of underarm. Bolero shown measures 19" on model with 35" bust.
Specific Yarn Used: Malabrigo Yarn Rios (100% superwash merino wool; 210 yd [192 m]/3 oz [100 g]): glitter, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) skeins.
Needles: Size 8 (5 mm): 16" and 32" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); removable m; stitch holders; cable needle (cn); size H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle; 4" long leather buckle closure; eight 3/8" buttons; awl; leather sewing needle; thread to match buckle.
Gauge: 20 sts and 27 rows = 4" in St st.
Notes: The body of this bolero is worked in one piece to the underarm, then divided for working the fronts and back separately. The sleeves are worked in the round, with the sleeve cap worked flat. On the left front, the armhole decreases are begun on the same row as the front edge cast-ons. When repeating the armhole decrease row, repeat only the decrease at the beginning of the row.