The feel of this RAVE jacket is SO
soft and plush!
Below is a close up photo to show
the texture of the surface.
Crystal Palace Yarns
Rave Bolero Jacket
a free knitting pattern
Barbara Breiter and knit by Yvonne Ahoy
2.75 sts and 4 rows=1" with Rave in St st
Small, (Medium, Large)
Equivalent finished chest measurement 36", 39", 42"
Note: This is a snug fitting garment. It is knit entirely in
Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles, Size 13 US (9 mm) or size needed to
[Be sure to check your gauge - one knitter got the gauge on
15s for her swatch.]
8 (8, 9) balls Crystal Palace Rave
(color #504 Purple Neon Mix) (soft nylon fringed ribbon)
Optional Whip-St Finishing: 1 ball Rave (color #302 Pacifier Pink)
CO 9 (11, 13) sts. Working in garter st, inc 1 st at front inside edge every
3rd row 6 (6, 5) times as follows:
RS: k1, k into front and back of next st, k across
WS: k to last 2 sts, k into front and back of next st, k1. Work even in
garter st over 15 (17, 18) sts until piece measures 5½" (6", 6") from beg,
ending with RS row completed.
At armhole edge, BO 3 sts. Dec 1 st at armhole edge every other row 2
Work even over 10 sts (12, 13) until armhole measures 8 ½" (9", 9 ½"),
ending with RS row completed. BO 5 (6, 6) sts, k rem sts. K 1 row. BO rem
As for Right Front, reversing shaping.
CO 51 (55, 59) sts.
Work in garter stitch until piece measures 5 ½" (6", 6") from beg, ending
with WS row completed.
BO 3 sts beg next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each end every other row 2 times.
Work even over 41 (45, 49) sts until armhole measures same as fronts.
BO 5 (6) sts beg next 4 rows. Size Large, BO 6 sts beg next 2 rows, then 7
sts beg next 2 rows. BO rem 21 (21, 23) sts.
CO 30 (32, 34) sts.
Working in garter stitch, inc 1 st at each end every 6th row 2 times (34,
36, 38 sts). Work even until piece measures 7" from beg, ending with WS row
completed. BO 3 sts beg next 2 rows.
Dec 1 st each end every other row 3 (2, 1) times, then every 4th row 5 (6,
7) times. BO rem sts.
Sew shoulders of fronts to back. Sew in sleeves. Seam sleeves and sides.
Weave in ends on WS.
With Rave #302 Pacifier Pink, sew a whip st around bottom, front and neck
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