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Kari-Helene is a Norwegian born knitwear designer with a degree in Fashion Design from Kingston University. She has worked for several publishers, magazines and designers before starting Purl Alpaca ...

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Bonnie Bolero

from Purl Alpaca Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Bonnie Bolero
Bonnie Bolero
Bonnie Bolero
Bonnie Bolero

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • cabling
  • short rows

Pattern Description:

Bonnie is a stunning little bolero jacket with cable edging and central tie. The body is knitted in two pieces, starting from the central back and using short-row shaping to create this fabulous sweep round the front. Not only is Bonnie fun and a quick project to knit, the design includes interesting techniques such as integrating the cable, short row shaping and making use of the direction of the knit to create a better fit.

From 500-900 yards depending on size.


20sts and 40 rows to 10cm square over Garter Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • X-Small: UK sizes 4-6, to fit approx 73cm/29? bust
  • Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit approx 83cm/33? bust
  • Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit approx 93cm/37? bust
  • Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit approx 102.5cm/41? bust
  • X-Large: UK sizes 20-22, to fit approx 112cm/44? bust


  • 4mm needles

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Purl Alpaca Fine

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