Ribbon Bolero

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Materials Required:
4(5-6) Spools FAIRKNIT Ribbon
Straight Knitting Needles #10
Steel Crochet Hook #0
1 Pkg. FAIRKNIT Rhinestones
1 Rhinestone Button
1½ yds. Contrasting Color Ribbon

Directions are written for Size 10. Changes for 12 and 14 are in parenthesis.

Gauge: 9 sts—2"
Pattern-Stockinette st. Work knit row in back of st.
Back: Cast on 60(64-68) sts. Work even in stockinette st for 7"(7½"-7¾"). At the beg of the next 2 rows bind off 3 sts. Work even until armhole measures 7½”(8"-8¼"). Shoulder: bind off 9(10-10) sts, at the beg of the next 4 rows. Bind off remaining 18(18-22) sts. Left front: cast on 36(38-40) sts. Work even in stockin­ette st for 7"(7½”-7¾"). At arm edge bind off 6 sts, dec 1 st every other row 4(4-6) times. Work even until armhole measures 5". At neck edge bind off 4 sts, then dec 1 st every other row 4 times. When armhole meas­ures 8"(8¼"-8½") bind off at side edge 9(10-10) sts, 2 times every other row. Right front: work right front to correspond reverse shaping. Sleeves: cast on 50(52-54) sts. Work in stockinette st for 3". Bind off 6 sts at the beg of the next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at the beg of every row 10 times. Bind off 2 sts at the beg of every row 6 times. Bind off 3 sts at the beg of every row 2 times. Bind off remaining sts. Finishing: block each piece to measurement. Sew shoulder, side and sleeve seams. Set in sleeves. Work 2 rows sc around entire Bolero, making a loop at neck right edge for button. Work 2 rows sc around sleeve edges. Sew on rhinestone button. Make 6 ribbon bows and sew 3 on each front side as pictured. Cement 1 rhinestone in center of each bow.

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