Materials::150-200-200-250-250 g colour no 09, lavender.
CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4.5 mm - or size needed to get 18 sts x 34 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm. CROCHET HOOK size 5 mm
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.
PATTERN: See diagram M.1. ---------------------------------------------------------
BODY: Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 88-96-102-110-120 sts (incl 1 edge st in each side) on circular needle size 4.5 mm with Symphony. Work in GARTER ST over all sts – see explanation above – AT THE SAME TIME on on 2nd row, cast off 1 st at beg of every row 9-11-12-14-16 times in each side, and then cast off 15-15-16-16-17 sts 1 time in each side = 40-44-46-50-54 sts remain on needle. Continue to work in garter st until piece measures 12-13-14-15-16 cm. Now loosely cast on new sts at the end of every row:15-15-16-16-17 sts 1 time in each side and then 1 st 9-11-12-14-16 times in each side = 88-96-102-110-120 sts. Piece now measures approx. 18-20-22-24-26 cm. On next row cast off 1 st at beg and end of row, then slip sts on a stitch holder.
ASSEMBLY: Place A against B - see chart - and sew tog inside 1 edge st. This is done on both sides of piece.
EDGE: Worked in the round on circular needle. Slip sts from stitch holder back on circular needle and knit up 86-94-100-108-118 sts (1 st in every st) along the cast on edge = 172-188-200-216-236 sts. Work first round as follows: * K 1, P 1 *, repeat from *-* the entire round. Then work diagram M.1. When edge measures 8-9-9-10-10 cm, LOOSELY cast off sts with K over K and P over P.
CROCHET BORDER: Crochet on hook size 5 mm around the entire edge of the bolero + around the armholes as follows: 1 dc in first st, * 3 ch, skip approx. 1 cm, 1 dc in next st *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in dc from beg of round.