Since I was so enamored of Kate Middleton’s fluffy white angora bolero that topped the gown she wore to her wedding reception at Buckingham Palace (see my previous blog post of April 30th), I thought to look through my vintage knitting patterns to see if I could find a similar design.
I collect vintage sewing and knitting patterns and have quite a stash. I was fortunate that this snazzy little knit bolero sweater pattern was right up on top of said stash! Super cute, ‘Knit Bolero with Cable Trim’ knitting pattern from the 1950s. Boleros are classic, timeless and never go out of style. This one has short sleeves, which would be perfect for spring and summer, and a cable trim for a bit of texture.
The pattern is for sizes 12-14. Please bear in mind that vintage 50s sizes are radically different from modern sizes! A size 12 would be a 32″ bust, and a size 14 would be a 34″ bust.
The materials call for all purpose yarn, but it would be absolutely smashing if a fluffy yarn such as angora or mohair were substituted. I’m pretty much a novice knitter, so I wouldn’t be much help in knitting assistance. I trust you expert knitters out there will know what to do. Happy knitting!
You can download pattern here:
Knit Bolero with Cable Trim Pattern