The concept for this cover-up was based on a vintage garment style. However, this design is updated with a modern-day relaxed fit and easy-knitting circular construction.
This clever wrap begins simply as a large piece of circular knitting. The magic is in the unique way of binding off to create a semi-fitted short jacket with rounded hemline. The result is similar to a bolero, except with a more feminine look, a softer shape and short sleeves. The design features a lovely vintage-looking fan-shaped lace and twisted stitch pattern, self-trimmed edging and optional bead embellishment.
Sized for petite/small, medium/large and extra-large. Lace weight or light fingering weight yarn. Knitting needles size US 5 (3.75 mm) suggested. Size 6/0 (4 mm) glass seed beads (optional). Shown in Jade Sapphire Silk Cashmere, colorway #35 Sterling. Miyuki seed beads, color 6-264 Lined Magenta AB. Both charted and line-by-line written stitch instructions are provided in the pattern.
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