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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                 sw 068

Designed by Barbara Breiter and knit by Yvonne Ahoy

Gauge:
2.75 sts and 4 rows=1" with Rave in St st

Size:
Small, (Medium, Large)
Equivalent finished chest measurement 36", 39", 42"

Note: This is a snug fitting garment. It is knit entirely in garter st.

Materials:
Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles, Size 13 US (9 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
[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)

Instructions:

Right Front:
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 5" (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 times.
Work even over 10 sts (12, 13) until armhole measures 8 " (9", 9 "), ending with RS row completed. BO 5 (6, 6) sts, k rem sts. K 1 row. BO rem sts.

Left Front
As for Right Front, reversing shaping.

Back
CO 51 (55, 59) sts.
Work in garter stitch until piece measures 5 " (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.

Sleeves
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.

Finishing:
Sew shoulders of fronts to back. Sew in sleeves. Seam sleeves and sides. Weave in ends on WS.
Optional:
With Rave #302 Pacifier Pink, sew a whip st around bottom, front and neck edges.


posted 02/07/2012

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