Ari

Skill Level: 
Easy
Project Type: 
Women’s Clothing

A three quarter sleeved bolero, Ari takes the chill off a cool summer night or covers your arms in the office.

Shown in size Small


Sizes

Directions are for women’s size X-Small.  Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large, 1X and 2X are in parentheses.


Finished Measurements

Bust (closed) – 32(36-40-44-48-52)”

Length – 15½(16-17-17½-18-18½)” (including bottom ribbing)


Materials

3(3-4-4-5-5) Hanks Berroco Weekend (100 grs), #5935 Dusk

Straight knitting needles, sizes 5 (3.75 mm) and 7 (4.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

29” Length circular knitting needle, size 5 (3.75 mm)

2 St markers


Gauge

18 sts = 4”;  26 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Back

With smaller needles, cast on 86(98-110-118-130-142) sts.

Ribbing:  Row 1 (RS):  K2, * p2, k2, rep from * across.

Row 2:  P2, * k2, p2, rep from * across.  Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 2” from beg, end on RS.  Change to larger straight needles and p the next row, decreasing 22(26-28-28-30-34) sts across – 64(72-82-90-100-108) sts.  Work even in St st until piece measures 3(3-3½-3½-4-4)” from beg, end on WS.

Inc Row (RS):  K2, M1k, k to last 2 sts, M1k, k2 – 66(74-84-92-102-110) sts.  Rep this inc row every ½” 4 times more – 74(82-92-100-110-118) sts.  Work even until piece measures 6½(6½-7-7-7½-7½)” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armholes:  Bind off 4(5-5-7-7-8) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 62(68-78-82-92-98) sts.

Dec Row (RS):  K2, k2 tog, k to last 4 sts, SSK, k2 – 60(66-76-80-90-96) sts.  Rep this dec row every RS row 3(6-9-9-11-12) times more – 54(54-58-62-68-72) sts.  Work even until armholes measure 7(7½-8-8½-8½-9)”, end on WS.

Shape Shoulders:  Bind off 3(3-3-3-4-4) sts at beg of the next 2(2-6-10-4-8) rows, then 2(2-2-2-3-3) sts at beg of the next 10(10-6-2-8-4) rows, end on WS.  Bind off remaining 28 sts for back neck.


Left Front

Note:  Lower ribbing of front is added along with front/neck ribbing during finishing.  With larger straight needles, cast on 28(32-37-41-46-50) sts.  Work even in St st for 1(1-1½-1½-3-3)”, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS):  K2, k2 tog, k to end – 27(31-36-40-45-49) sts.  Rep this dec row every ½” 4 times more – 23(27-32-36-41-45) sts.  Work even until piece measures 4½(4½-5-5-5½-5½)” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armhole:  Next Row (RS):  Bind off 4(5-5-7-7-8) sts, k to end – 19(22-27-29-34-37) sts.  Purl 1 row.  Bind off 2 sts at beg of the next row – 17(20-25-27-32-35) sts.  Purl 1 row.

Dec Row (RS):  K2, k2 tog, k to end – 16(19-24-26-31-34) sts.  Rep this dec row every RS row 3(6-9-9-11-12) times more – 13(13-15-17-20-22) sts.  Work even until armhole measures 7(7½-8-8½-8½-9)”, end on WS.  Bind off all sts for shoulder.


Right Front

Work to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping.  Work side decs at end of RS rows as SSK, k2.  Bind off for armhole on WS rows.  Work armhole decs at end of RS rows as SSK, k2.  Bind off for shoulder on WS row.


Sleeves

With smaller straight needles, cast on 74(74-78-82-90-94) sts.  Work in ribbing same as back for 2”, end on RS.  Change to larger needles and p the next row, decreasing 20(20-20-18-22-22) sts across – 54(54-58-64-68-72) sts.  Work even in St st until sleeve measures 12” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Cap:  Bind off 4(5-5-7-7-8) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of the next 2 rows, end on WS – 42(40-44-46-50-52) sts.

Dec Row (RS):  K2, k2 tog, k to last 4 sts, SSK, k2 – 40(38-42-44-48-50) sts.  Rep this dec row every 4th row 0(0-0-2-0-1) times more, then every RS row 13(12-14-10-14-14) times, end on WS – 14(14-14-20-20-20) sts.  Bind off 4(2-2-2-2-2) sts at beg of the next 2 rows.  Bind off remaining 6(10-10-16-16-16) sts.


Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.

Left Front/Neck Ribbing:  With RS facing, using circular needle, beg at center back neck, pick up and k18 sts to shoulder seam, 70(74-78-82-82-86) sts along left front edge, place marker, pick up and k2 sts at lower front corner, place marker, then pick up and k36(44-48-52-60-64) sts along lower edge – 126(138-146-154-162-170) sts.

Row 1 (WS):  (P2, k2) 9(11-12-13-15-16) times, sl marker, p2, sl marker, (k2, p2) 22(23-24-25-25-26) times.

Inc Row (RS):  Work in ribbing as established to marker, M1k, sl marker, k2, sl marker, M1k, work in ribbing as established to end – 128(140-148-156-164-172) sts.  Work 1 row even.  Work in ribbing as established, repeating inc row every RS row until ribbing measures 2” from beg, end on WS.  Bind off in ribbing.

Right Front/Neck Ribbing:  With RS facing, using circular needle, beg at right side edge, pick up and k36(44-48-52-60-64) sts along cast-on edge, place marker, pick up and k2 sts in lower corner, place marker, pick up and k70(74-78-82-82-86) sts along right front edge, then 18 sts across remaining back neck edge – 126(138-146-154-162-170) sts.  Complete to correspond to left front/neck ribbing.  Sew edges of ribbing tog at back neck.  Sew in sleeves.  Sew side and sleeve seams.