EASY FULL SLEEVED BOLERO
hdc : Half double crochet sc : Single crochet
Instructions : Using U.S terminology
As mentioned earlier, I've been inspired by the pattern at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hook-and-weave-shrug. As I tweaked this pattern a bit, these are my notes.
So this means that the round upper arm looseness will decide the length of the back. This is because we are working just one large rectangle - got it?
Then though the pattern says sc, dc and trc rows, I did only sc, hdc and dc rows (not trc rows as I found it too open with the yarn I was using) and followed the pattern till I had a rectangle that fit loosely and comfortably around the upper arm (remember that the wrist and lower arms are usually a smaller size than the elbow and upper arm) , and at that point I inserted a marker (for both sides of garment.. marking off both arm bits). I am then left with this space between markers that denotes the back part of my bolero.
Starting with a 2-tog st in that 1st set of sts (after marker) and ending with a 2-tog at the end to get a neat and soft curve, I worked on the centre portion for a few rows till I was happy with the length for back.