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Classic Elite Yarns

Intrigue Bolero

This piece is knit with the back, two fronts and sleeves as separate pieces with panels of lace
in each. The seams provide the super soft yarn with stability and direction. Both the fronts and
back begin at the lower edge and worked even to the armholes, which are shaped for set-in
sleeves. The front bands and neck trim are picked up once the garment is sewn together.
The sleeve caps are shaped to be set-in and there is one repeat of the lace panel at the
sleeve cuff to add a little scallop and flare.
Once finished a ribbon is simply threaded through the fabric of the bottom of the front trims
to tie the fronts closed.

Designed by: Cecily Glowik


SIZES: Small (Medium, Large, Extra Large, 2X
Large)
Finished Measurements: 3412 (3814, 42, 4534,
5012)"
MATERIALS:
Intrigue by Classic Elite (92% cashmere, 5%
polyester, 3% nylon; 50 gram hank = approx
125 yards)
4 (5, 7, 8, 9) hanks
Needles
One pair size US 8 (5 mm)
Or size to obtain gauge
Stitch markers
1 yard of 14" ribbon
GAUGE: 17 sts and 24 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch. Take time to save time, check
your gauge.
SPECIAL TERMS:
yo: Yarn over (1 st increased).
ssk: (slip, slip, knit) Slip 2 sts, 1 at a time, knitwise to the RH needle; return sts to LH needle
in turned position and knit them together
through the back loops (1 st decreased).
k2tog: Knit 2 sts together (1 st decreased).
sk2p: Slip 1 st knitwise, from the LH needle to
the RH needle, k2tog, pass slipped st over
knit st created by k2tog (2 sts decreased).
PATTERN STITCHES:
Stockinette Stitch (St st): Knit on RS, purl on WS.
Back Rib: (multiple of 8 sts)
Row 1: (RS) *P4, k4; rep from * to end.
Row 2: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts as
they face you.
Rep Row 2 for Back Rib.

Lace Panel: (panel of 17 sts)


(also, see chart on page 2)
Row 1: (RS) K1, yo, k3, ssk, k5, k2tog, k3, yo, k1.
Row 2: P6, k5, p6.
Row 3: K2, yo, k3, ssk, p3, k2tog, k3, yo, k2.
Row 4: P7, k3, p7.
Row 5: K3, yo, k3, ssk, p1, k2tog, k3, yo, k3.
Row 6: P8, k1, p8.
Row 7: K4, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, k4.
Row 8: Purl.
Rep Rows 1 8 for Lace Panel.
Front Rib: (multiple of 8 sts)
Row 1: (RS) *K4, p4; rep from * to end.
Row 2: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts as
they face you.
Rep Row 2 for Front Rib.
Reverse Stockinette Stitch (Rev St st): Purl on
RS, knit on WS.
NOTES:
1. Work armhole and cap dec sts as follows:
Back and Cap: (RS) K1, ssk, work to last
3 sts as est, k2tog, k1. Left Front: (RS) K1,
ssk, work to end as est. Right Front: (RS)
Work to last 3 sts as est, k2tog, k1.
2. Work neck dec sts as follows: Back: (RS)
Work to 3 sts before neck edge as est,
k2tog, k1; on other side, k1, ssk, work to
end as est. Left Front: (RS) Work to last 3
sts as est, k2tog, k1. Right Front: (RS) K1,
ssk, work to end as est.
BACK
CO 72 (80, 88, 96, 104) sts. Est Back Rib: (RS)
K2 (0, 2, 0, 2), p0 (2, 0, 2, 0), k0 (4, 0, 4, 0), work
to last 6 (2, 6, 2, 6) sts in Back Rib, p4 (2, 4, 2,
4), k2 (0, 2, 0, 2). Work even as est, knit the
knit sts and purl the purl sts as they face you,
until pc meas 112" from beg, end WS row.
Est Lace Panel: (RS) Work 17 (21, 25, 29, 33)
sts in St st, place marker (pm), work 17 sts in
Lace Panel, pm, work 4 sts in St st, pm, work

ABBREVIATIONS
approx approximately
beg begin(ning)
BO Bind Off
CO Cast On
cont continue
dec decrease
EOR Every Other Row
est establish(ed)
k knit
k2tog see Special Terms
LH Left Hand
meas measures
p purl
pc piece
pm place marker
rem remain(ning)
rep repeat
Rev St st Reverse Stockinette Stitch
RH Right Hand
RS Right Side
sk2p see Special Terms
ssk see Special Terms
st(s) stitch(es)
St st Stockinette Stitch
WS Wrong Side
yo see Special Terms

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2008

Classic Elite Yarns Lowell, MA 01851 All rights reserved.

This pattern is specifically for private use only. All commercial uses involving reproduction of this pattern or duplication of this garment are
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7
5
3

6
4
2
17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

1 RS

Knit on RS, purl on WS


Purl on RS, knit on WS
yo (see Special Terms)
ssk (see Special Terms)
k2tog (see Special Terms)
sk2p (see Special Terms)

10
1
4)
"
3,

4,

43
4)
"

10
1
4,
10
1
4,

(2 3
4,
34"

(9 1
2,

8 (9, 10, 1034, 1214)"


17 (1834, 2034, 2212, 2412)"

Intrigue
Bolero
Sleeve

12 (13, 14, 434, 1534)"

1112 (12, 1234, 1312, 14)"

Intrigue
Bolero
Back and
Left Front

4 (4, 5, 5, 6)"
434 (514, 6, 634, 7)"

Lace Panel Chart


(panel of 17 sts; 8 row rep)

insert needle into Left Front Band opposite


where threaded on Right Front Band from RS
of fabric. Pull each end of ribbon, so they are
of equal lengths. Cont weaving each end
of ribbon in and out of fabric crossing twice
and then pulling ends out so they are visible
on RS of garment 12" up from lower edge (see
photo above). Adjust so that ends are even
and tie in a bow.

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FINISHING
Block pcs to measurements. Sew shoulder
seams; set in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve
seams. Neck Band: With RS facing, pick-up
and knit 92 (92, 100, 100, 100) sts evenly
around neck edge. Est 4 x 4 Rib: (WS) P4, *k4,
p4, rep from * to end. Work 2 more rows, knit
the knit sts and purl the purl sts as they face
you, end WS row. (RS) BO all sts in rib. Left
Front Band: With RS facing, pick-up and knit
44 (48, 48, 52, 56) sts evenly along Left Front
edge. Est Patt: (WS) *Work 11 (12, 12, 13, 13)
sts in Rev St st, 11 (12, 12, 13, 13) sts in St st; rep
from * 1 time. Work 4 rows as est, end WS row.
(RS) BO all sts knitwise. Right Front Band: With
RS facing, pick-up and knit as for Left Front.
Est Patt: (WS) *Work 11 (12, 12, 13, 13) sts in St
st, 11 (12, 12, 13, 13) sts in Rev St st; rep from
* 1 time. Cont as for Left Front Band. Lace
Ribbon: Thread ribbon through large tapestry
needle and insert, from the WS of fabric, 3"
up from the lower edge of Right Front Band;

414 (414, 5, 514, 434)"

RIGHT FRONT
CO 34 (38, 42, 46, 52) sts. Est Front Rib: (RS) K2
(4, 2, 4, 4) sts, work to last 0 (2, 0, 2, 0) sts in
Front Rib, purl to end. Work even as est, knit
the knit sts and purl the purl sts as they face
you, until pc meas 112" from beg, end WS
row. Est Lace Panel: (RS) Work 16 (20, 24, 28,
34) sts in St st, pm, work 17 sts in Lace Panel,
pm, work 1 st in St st. Work even as est until
pc meas 4" from beg, end RS row. Shape
Armhole: (WS) BO 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) sts, work to
end 29 (33, 36, 40, 45) sts rem. (RS) Dec 1
st at end of this row (see Note 1), then EOR 2
more times 26 (30, 33, 37, 42) sts rem. Work
even until armhole meas 4 (412, 412, 5, 6)"
from beg of armhole shaping, end WS row.
Change to St st and Shape Neck: (RS) BO 13
(13, 15, 15, 17) sts, work to end 13 (17, 18,
22, 25) sts rem. (WS) Work 1 row even. (RS)
Dec 1 st at beg of this row (see Note 2), then

SLEEVE
CO 51 (55, 59, 63, 67) sts. Est Rib: (RS) P0 (0, 0,
3, 0) sts, k1 (3, 5, 4, 1) sts, work 8 (8, 8, 8, 12)
sts in Back Rib, pm, work 17 sts in Lace Panel,
work 8 (8, 8, 8, 12) sts in Front Rib, k1 (3, 5, 4,
1 ), p0 (0, 0, 3, 0) sts. Work as est for 7 more
rows, end WS Row 8 of Lace Panel. Change
to St st; work even until pc meas 4 (4, 5, 5,
6)" from beg, end WS row. Shape Cap: (RS)
BO 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) sts at the beg of the next 2
rows 41 (45, 47, 51, 53) sts rem. (RS) Dec 1 st
each side this row (see Note 1), then EOR 11
(13, 6, 10, 9) more times, every 4th row 0 (0, 1,
1, 2) times, then EOR 0 (0, 7, 5, 5) times 17
(17, 17, 17, 19 ) sts rem. (WS) Work 1 row even.
(RS) BO 2 sts at the beg of the next 2 rows 13
(13, 13, 13, 15) sts rem. BO rem sts.

712 (8, 834, 912, 10)"

LEFT FRONT
CO 34 (38, 42, 46, 52) sts. Est Front Rib: (RS) P0
(2, 0, 2, 0), work to last 2 (4, 2, 4, 4) sts in Front
RIb, knit to end. Work even as est, knit the knit
sts and purl the purl sts as they face you, until
pc meas 112" from beg, end WS row. Est Lace
Panel: (RS) Work 1 st in St st, pm, work 17 sts
in Lace Panel, work to end in St st. Work as
est until pc meas 4" from beg, end WS row.
Shape Armhole: (RS) BO 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) sts, work
to end 29 (33, 36, 40, 45) sts rem. (WS) Work
1 row even. (RS) Dec 1 st at beg of this row
(see Note 1), then EOR 2 more times 26 (30,
33, 37, 42) sts rem. Work even until armhole
meas 4 (412, 412, 5, 6)" from beg of armhole
shaping, end RS row. Change to St st and
Shape Neck: (WS) BO 13 (13, 15, 15, 17) sts,
work to end 13 (17, 18, 22, 25) sts rem. (RS)
Dec 1 st end of this row (see Note 2), then
EOR 4 more times 8 (12, 13, 17, 20) sts rem
for shoulder. Work even until armhole meas
712 (8, 834, 912, 10)" from beg of armhole
shaping, end WS row. Shape Shoulder: (RS)
As for Back.

EOR 4 more times 8 (12, 13, 17, 20) sts rem


for shoulder. Work even until armhole meas
712 (8, 834, 912, 10)" from beg of armhole
shaping, end RS row. Shape Shoulder: (WS)
As for Back.

4"

17 sts in Lace Panel, pm, work to end in St st.


Work as est until pc meas 4" from beg, end
WS row. Shape Armholes: (RS) BO 5 (5, 6, 6,
7) sts at beg of next 2 rows 62 (70, 76, 84,
90) sts rem. (RS) Dec 1 st each side this row
(see Note 1) then EOR 2 more times 56 (64,
70, 78, 84) sts rem. Work even until armholes
meas 712 (8, 834, 912, 10)" from beg of armhole shaping, end WS row. Pm each side of
center 38 (38, 42, 42, 42) sts for neck. Shape
Neck: (RS) Work to first neck marker as est,
join second ball of yarn, BO center sts and
work to end. Working both sides at the same
time with separate balls of yarn, (WS) work 1
row. (RS) Dec 1 st at each neck edge this row
(see Note 2); and at the same time, on first
row of neck shaping, Shape Shoulders: (RS)
At each armhole edge BO 4 (6, 6, 8, 10) sts 1
time, then 4 (6, 7, 9, 10) sts 1 time.

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Classic Elite Yarns Lowell, MA 01851 All rights reserved.

This pattern is specifically for private use only. All commercial uses involving reproduction of this pattern or duplication of this garment are
prohibited unless specifically licensed in writing by copyright owner.
View more information about this design on our website: www.classiceliteyarns.com/WebLetter/53/Issue53.php