My intention with the bolero was coverage without suggesting austerity; I also didn't want something that would take five million years to knit.
Bamboo Bolero by Lincraft
knit with 4 skeins Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Silk Solid in 3012 Spruce
I didn't quite follow the pattern on the edging. That is, I would have followed the pattern if I wasn't so flippin ready to be done with the thing. The fingering weight yarn and the size US3 needles were, at the time, the tiniest, fiddliest materials I had used. So there is the matter of "Rep last 5 rounds twice"... yeah, completely ignored that. And I bound off too tightly. Whatev. It's done. I wore it in Florence -- BOOYAH.
And I still wear it!
|Jewel tones win all the prizes.|
|Oooh, sleeve detail|