FO: Ribbed Lace Bolero

What’s this? Two Finished Objects in a row? Maybe the world really is ending.

With several vintage style dresses scored recently I also wanted a retro styled bolero. They’re great for chilly offices and a little extra cover-up for sleeveless dress. I’ve had this pattern, Ribbled Lace Bolero, in my queue for some time and glad I finally got to making it.

It’s a great little pattern, no wonder it’s popular. I really liked the attention to detail such as the use of cables to make the ribbing transitions match. This type of knitting was perfect for TV watching and traveling too, easy to memorize

Ribbed Lace Bolero

I followed the pattern basically as written using her example measurements and Lion Brand Cotton-ease. I think I could have left out a lace repeat or two. I was worried about it being tight around the arm (I have big upper arms, meh) but it’s so stretchy that it’s no problem at all. It could have been a little shorter/tighter in the back length though but that’s a small quibble. I did cast-on in the combined knit/purl long tail method as I usually do and didn’t use the suggested bind-off, just the usual way in pattern.

  1. Pretty shrug!! I love that pattern too- the perfect simple shrug. Love the way you’ve styled it!

  2. Lovely work, I really like the yarn choice with the pattern, it works brilliantly.
    I also want to say, although it’s off topic, I really love your hair colour and your curls, so pretty!

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