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My mum taught me to knit when I was 5 - I have early memories of sitting with a skein around my wrists while she wound it into a ball. I had a big imagination though and I suppose got interested in ...

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Heather Bolero

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Heather Bolero
Heather Bolero
Heather Bolero
Heather Bolero
Heather Bolero
Heather Bolero

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • yo, p2tog, basic lace stitches

Pattern Description:

This bolero was created in Erika Knight's 'Vintage Wool', which is British worsted weight 100% wool.

The pattern is fun and quick, easily memorised and will suit knitters new to lace. Created as one piece, this can be knitted in a few evenings in front of the tv, and is perfect for those summer/autumn evenings after the sun has gone down.

The warmth of the wool and the looseness of the stitches create a perfect drape, keeping the shrug soft and cosy, yet allowing the air in so you don't get too warm.


18 sts and 26 rows per 10cm/4" in stocking stitch, knit flat on 5mm (US 8) needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS(Bust 71-76cm/28-30")
  • S(Bust 81-86cm/32-34")
  • M(Bust 91-96cm/36-38")
  • L(Bust 101-106cm/40-42")
  • XL(Bust 111-116cm/44-46")


  • Approx 150g (529oz) / 260.6 m (285 yds) of Erika Knight 'Vintage Wool' in 'Wisteria'
  • 1 pair 5mm (US8) needles
  • 5 x 5mm (US8) double pointed needles for armhole cuffs
  • sewing needle for weaving in ends

Suggested yarn:

285 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Erika Knight 'Vintage'



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