I never really put the words, "yogi" and "bolero" together in my mind before, but when this pattern was complete, it just seemed right. Well, at least until I said the two words together out loud. When I said "Yogi Bolero," out came visions of a know-it-all, hat-wearin', on-two-feet walkin' bear who happens to have a best friend named "Boo Boo." It was then that I knew, just knew, that I couldn't name the thing "Yogi Bolero," after all.
In walked the "Yogini Bolero."
Whips up in no time flat--at least the short sleeve version does--you can throw this one on in a pinch on your way to a class or use as a cover up for a little tank or wildly printed dress. The hemp or linen offers just enough warmth for warmer climates, but if you want something with a little more heat, try a worsted weight wool. Something with just a bit of a halo, or shimmer, or something just, plain sumptuous.
Yogini Bolero is knit in one piece, from the top down. The pattern also includes instructions for two sleeve lengths: short and long.
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
32 (34, 36, 40, 42 46, 50)" chest
Shown in size Small; two inches negative ease suggested
FINISHED UPPER WAIST
30.25 (34.25, 37.5, 39, 43, 45.5, 49)", including bands
Note: This is not meant to overlap in the front
Short Sleeve: Hemp for Knitting Allhemp6LUX (100% Hemp; 143yd-130m / 100g): 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) hanks; Color 52 Zinfandel, or approximately 450 (450, 575, 575, 725, 725, 800) yds same weight yarn
Long Sleeve: Louet Sales Euroflax "Light/Worsted Weight" (100% Wetspun Linen; 200yd / 100g): 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) hanks; Color 112 Celtic Blue, or approximately 800 (850, 950, 1100, 1200, 1250, 1300) yds same weight yarn
One 29" (74 cm) or longer circ needle size US 5 (3.75mm)
One set double point needles size US 5 (3.75mm) (for working in rnd; optional)
One add’l 29" (74 cm) or longer circ needle size US 5 (3.75mm) (optional)
Adventurous or Advanced Beginner
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EDITED TO ADD: I added more info on the Euroflax. It is "Light/Worsted Weight."