Bonnie Bolero Knitting Pattern
Bonnie is a stunning little bolero jacket with cable edging and central tie. The body is knitted in two pieces, starting from the central back and using short-row shaping to create this fabulous sweep round the front. Not only is Bonnie fun and a quick project to knit, the design includes interesting techniques such as integrating the cable, short row shaping and making use of the direction of the knit to create a better fit. This piece can be worn on its own or as a two piece with either of our skirts (Gaia or Cleo).
Thank you for such a beautiful design and lovely wool. I have knitted the Alexis gloves but this is my first garment and I was a bit daunted by knitting cable (but have found it really easy). It is a delight to use such quality products. Ruth D, Harrogate
Photographed in Alpaca Storm
Knitted in Purl Alpaca designs Fine 100% alpaca yarn
Skill level: novice to intermediate
X-Small: UK sizes 4-6, to fit approx 73cm/29″ bust
Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit approx 83cm/33″ bust
Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit approx 93cm/37″ bust
Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit approx 102.5cm/41″ bust
X-Large: UK sizes 20-22, to fit approx 112cm/44″ bust
Needle size: 4mm straight knitting needles (not supplied)
Tension: 20sts and 40 rows to 10cm square over Garter Stitch
Please note, if using a different yarn, correct tension must be obtained to make sure Bonnie fits properly.