Sunday, May 7, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage 1950s Jeweled Bolero #139 Knit

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Vintage 1950s Jeweled Bolero #139

MATERIALS:
Six ounces of baby or fingering weight yarn
1 pair # 2/2.75 mm knitting needles
75 pearls                   
6 packets bugle beads [approx 900]

MEASUREMENTS: 
Bust 34-35 ins; 
Length from top of shoulder – 14 ins
Sleeve seam – 4 ins

GAUGE
8 sts = 1 in; 
11 rows = 1 in

ABBREVIATIONS:
kfb
- knit through the front and back of the same st, increasing by one.
skp – slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knit st.
k 2 tog – knit two stitches together. [Makes a right-leaning decrease].

BACK: 
Cast on 125 st. 

1st row:  K 1, p 1 to last st, k 1. 

Repeat 1st row 7 times.

Change to stockinette st and continue until 14th row is complete.

15th row :  Kfb in 1st st, k 13, [p 1, k 31] 3 times, p 1, k 13, kfb in last st.  

[Note that the p  sts mark the positions in which to sew the pearl beads.] 

Continue in stockinette st for 21 rows, inc one st with kfb at the beg and end of the 23rd and 31st rows.

37th row:  K 1, [p 1, k 31] 4 times, p 1, k 1. 

Continue in stockinette st for 21 rows, inc with kfb at the beg and end of rows, 39th, 47th, and 55th rows.

59th row:  K 20, [p 1, k 31] 3 times, p 1, k 20. 

Continue in stockinette st for 11 rows, inc with kfb at the beg and end of row 63. [139 sts at 70 rows].

ARMHOLE SHAPING: 
1st row:  Cast off 8 sts, k to end.

2nd row:  Cast off 8 sts, p to end. 

Continue in stockinette st, dec 1 st at beg and end of the 3rd, then every following row until 107 sts remain [10th row].

11th row:   K 2 tog, k 19, [p 1, k 31] 2 times, p 1, k 19, k 2 tog. 

Continue in stockinette st without further shaping for 21 rows.

33rd row:   K 4, [p 1, k 31] 3 times, p 1, k 4. 

Continue in stocking st for 21 rows.

55th row:  K 20, [p 1, k 31] 2 times, p 1, k 20. 

Continue in stocking st for 19 rows. [74 rows]

SHOULDER SHAPING: 
Cast off 11 sts, k to end.

2nd row:  Cast off 11 sts, p to end.

3rd row:  Cast off 11 sts, k 14, p 1, k 31, p 1, k 25.

4th row:  As 2nd row.

5th row:  As 1st row.

6th row:  As 2nd row.  Cast off remainder.

RIGHT FRONT: 
Cast on 69 sts.

1st row:  K 1, p 1 to last st, k 1. 

Repeat 1st row 7 times.

9th row:  [K 1, p 1] 3 times, k to end..

10th row:  P to last 6 sts, [p 1, k 1] 3 times. 

Repeat 9th and 10th rows twice.

15th row:  [K 1, p 1) 3 times, p 1, k 31, p 1, k 29, kfb last st. 

Repeat 10th row once, then 9th and 10th rows 10 times, kfb last st of 23rd and 31st rows.

37th row:  [K 1, p1] 3 times, k 16, p 1, k 31, p 1, k 17. 

Repeat 10th row once, then 9th and 10th rows 10 times, kfb last st of 39th, 47th, and 55th rows.

59th row:  [K 1, p 1] 3 times, [p 1, k 31] 2 times, p 1, k 4. [75 sts]. 

Repeat 10th row  once, then 9th and 10th rows 5 times, kfb last st of 63rd row. [76 st at 70th row].

71st row:  [K 1, p 1] 3 times, k 2 tog, k to end.

ARMHOLE SHAPING
Cast off 8 sts, p to last 6 sts, [p 1, k 1] 3 times.

2nd row:  [K 1, p 1] 3 times, k to last 2 sts, k 2 tog.

3rd row:  P 2 tog, p to last 6 sts, [p 1, k 1] 3 times.

4th row:  [K 1, p 1] 3 times, k 2 tog, k to last 2 sts, k 2 tog.

5th row:  As 3rd row. 

Repeat 2nd through 5th rows once.

10th row:  [K 1, p 1] 3 times, k 13, p 1, k 31, p 1, k 3, k 2 tog. [56 sts].

11th row:  P to last 6 sts, [p 1, k 1] 3 times.

12th row:  [K 1, p 1] 3 times , k 2 tog, k to end.

13th row:  As 11th row.

14th row:  [K 1, p1] 3 times, k to end. 

Repeat 11th to 14th rows until 31st row of armhole is complete.

32nd row:  [K 1, p 1] 3 times, k 2 tog, k 22, p 1, k 20. 

Repeat 13th and 14th rows once, then from 11th through 14th rows until 53rd row is complete.
54th row :  [K 1, p 1] 3 times, k2, p1, k31, p1, k4. 

Repeat 11th to 14th rows until 74th is complete.

SHOULDER SHAPING: 
1st row:  Cast off 11 sts, p to last 6 sts, [p 1, k 1] 3 times.

2nd row:  [K 1, p 1] 3 times, k 2 tog, k 11, p 1, k 9.

3rd row:  As 1st row

4th row:  [K 1, p 1] 3 times, k to end.

5th row:  Cast off 11 sts, [p 1, k 1] 3 times. 

Continue in moss st for 22 rows, leave on spare needle.

LEFT FRONT:   
Cast on 69 sts.

1st row:  [K 1, p 1] to last st,  k 1. 

Repeat 1st row 7 times.

9th row :  K to last 6 sts, [p 1, k 1] 3 times.

10th row:  [K 1, p 1] 3 times, p to end. 

Repeat rows 9 and 10 twice.

15th row:  Kfb in 1st st, k 29, p 1, k 31, p 1, [p 1, k 1] 3 times. 

Repeat 10th row once, then 9th and 10th rows 10 times, kfb in first st of 23rd and 31st rows.

37th row:  K 17, p 1, k 31, p 1, k 16, [p 1, k 1] 3 times. 

Repeat 10th row once, then 9th and 10th rows 10 times, kfb in first st of 39th, 47th, and 55th rows.

59th row:  K 4, p 1, [k 31, p 1] 2 times, [p 1, k 1] 3 times. 

Repeat 10th row once, then 9th and 10th rows 5 times, kfb in first st of 63rd row. [76 sts at the 70th row]

ARMHOLE SHAPING: 
1st row:  Cast off 8 sts, k to last 8 sts, skp, [p 1, k 1]  3 times.

2nd row:  [K 1, p 1] 3 times, p to last 2 sts, p 2 tog.

3rd row:  K 2 tog, k to last 6 sts, [p 1, k 1] 3 times.

4th row:  As 2nd row.

5th row:  K 2 tog, k to last 8 sts, skp, [p 1, k 1] 3 times. 

Repeat 2nd to 5th rows once, then 2nd row once.

11th row:  K 4, p 1, k 31, p 1, k 13, [p 1, k 1] 3 times [56 sts].

12th row:  [K 1, p 1] 3 times, p to end.

13th row:  K to last 8 sts, skp, [p 1, k 1] 3 times.

14th row:  As 12th row.

15th row:  K to last 6 sts, [p 1, k 1] 3 times. 

Repeat from 12th to 15th rows until 32nd row is complete.

33rd row:  K 20, p 1, k 22, skp, [p 1, k 1] 3 times. 

Repeat 14th and 15th rows once, then from 12th through 15th rows until the 54th row is complete.

55th row:  K 4, p 1, k 31, p 1, k 2, [p 1, k 1] 3 times. 

Repeat 12th to 15th rows until 74th row is complete.

SHOULDER SHAPING: 
Cast off 11 sts, k to last 6 sts, [p 1, k 1] 3 times.

2nd row:  [K 1, p 1] 3 times, p to end of row

3rd row:  Cast off 11 sts, k to last 8 sts, skp, [p 1, k 1] 3 times.

4th row:  As 2nd row.

5th row:  Cast off 11 sts, [p 1, k 1] 3 times. 

Continue in moss st for 22 rows.

Graft together 22 sts from each band.

SLEEVES: 
Cast on 89 sts.

1st row:  [K 1, p 1] to the last st, k 1. 

Repeat 1st row 7 times.

9th row:  Kfb, k to last st, kfb.

10th row:  P. 

Continue in stockinette st until 16th row is complete, kfb at beg and end of 15th row. [93 sts]

17th row:  K 14, [p 1, k 31] 2 times, p 1, k 14. 

Continue in stockinette st for 21 rows, kfb at beg and end of 21st, 27th, and 33rd rows.

39th row:  Kfb, [p 1, k 31] 3 times, p 1, kfb. 

Continue in stocking st for 11 rows, kfb at beg and end of 45th row. [103 sts at 50 rows]

ARMHOLE SHAPING: 
1st row:  Cast off 8 sts, k to end.

2nd row:  Cast off 8 sts, p to end. 

Work in stockinette st until 10th row is complete, dec at the beg and end of the 3rd and 7th rows.

11th row:  K 2 tog, k 7, [p 1, k 31] 2 times, p 1, k 7, k 2 tog. 

Continue in stockinette st, dec at the beg and end of the 15th, 19th, and 23rd rows, then every alternate row until 67 sts remain and the 32nd row is complete.

33rd row:  K 2 tog, k 15, p 1, k 31, p 1, k 15, k 2 tog. 

Continue in stockinette st, dec at the beg and end of every alternate row until 53 sts remain, then every row until 35 sts remain.  [54th row]

55th row:  K 2 tog, k 15, p 1, k 15, k 2 tog. 

Continue in stockinette st, dec at the beg and end of every row until 27 sts remain.  Cast off.

TO MAKE UP: 
Join side, shoulder, and sleeve seams. 

Set in sleeves. 

Sew band across back of neck. 

Press all sections carefully. 

Sew a pearl bead over the p sts, then sew the bugle beads in rays as show in the illustration [two bugles each at North, South, East, and West cardinal point, and one bugle each at NW, NE, SW, and SE interim points – 12 bugles per pearl bead].

Where two purl sts come close together as at the ends of 39th row of sleeves, use only one pearl bead and set of rays.

ENJOY!