This pattern is designed to fit the following sizes, based on body measurements: 

28”-30” / 71-76cm bust circumference 

32”-34” / 81-86cm bust circumference 

36”-38” / 91-97cm bust circumference 

40”-42” / 102-107cm bust circumference 

44”-46” / 111-117cm bust circumference 

48”-50” / 122-127cm bust circumference 

Pattern as written is not intended to be fastened at the front, but could easily be adapted to do so by extending the width of the border.


475 [575, 675, 775, 875, 975] metres of worsted / heavy worsted / aran weight yarn. Any yarn with which the correct gauge can be achieved may be used to produce different effects.

Pink bolero is Noro Cash Iroha in shade 109 and green bolero is Lana Grossa Royal Tweed in shade 33.

Needles and notions

4.5mm (or size needed to obtain correct gauge) circular needles with a cable length of at least 32”/80cm.

4.5mm set of 4 or 5 double pointed needles or needles required for your preferred method of working small circumferences in the round. After the increases at the cuffs the sleeves for all but the smallest size will have enough stitches to fit onto a 16” / 40 cm circular needle if you prefer.

Scrap yarn, stitch holders or safety pins for holding stitches. Tapestry needle, Safety pins.


16 sts and 24 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stocking stitch.

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Helpful links

Technique Thursday - Yarn overs 
Technique Thursday - Cabling without a cable needle 
Technique Thursday - Wrapless short rows 
Technique Thursday - Joining body and sleeves on a bottom up seamless sweater