Monday, July 14, 2008

Fiery Bolero


Despite the headache it took to get here, I really love my new bolero!


I substituted the yarn (see notes below) and was very pleased with the way it turned out. Great fit!


I have quite a few outfits that I plan to wear this with, but I think this is my favorite. Red shoes and all!

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Pattern Source: Fiery Bolero from Interweave Knits, Summer 2005
Yarn: 5 skeins of Berroco, Comfort DK (but only used 4)
Needles: size US 3 and US 5
Size: small
Notes: This yarn was a really nice substitute for the Debbie Bliss, Cathy that the pattern called for. I love the color and the yarn is very soft and pretty inexpensive. Nice to work with.

21 comments:

PrincessPea said...

That is adorable, and I love the dress you're wearing it with!

Elise said...

Your Bolero is beautiful. I will need to see if I have that issue so that I can make one!

Kirsten said...

It's adorable! Perfect with that dress!!

a friend to knit with said...

it is adorable. the outfit is adorable. and so are you!!!

sommerdesigns said...

Love, love, LOVE this! And the color, wow, perfect!

peaknits said...

ohh la la! I love the bolero but the dress and shoes - cap off the whole ensemble - gorgeous, fun and flirty!

momoftwinz said...

That is by far one of my faves that you have knitted...especially b/c you finally made something for YOURSELF! LUV IT!!

Suzanne said...

That is beautiful!! I love the dress too!! Very nice job!
Suzanne

Philigry said...

love, love, love it all! the bolero turned out so nice. you look fantastic!

missbree said...

Beautiful!!

StarSpry said...

I love it! Your bolero looks great :D

Denise said...

This turned out great, I love the whole look of the outfit, and matching shoes! Great job.

knittin gin said...

That is fiery! And could that dress be any more perfect with it? You look like you're ready for a night on the town!

Adrienne said...

LOVE IT!!!!!

Sarah Jackson said...

That is so stinkin' cute! Love it! It's nearly as cute as you are wearing it.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Great outfit. Love the red!! You look fantastic!

Cinnamonamon said...

So cute!! And what a fantastic dress! I'm glad you wrote about the blocking -- that's still something that's a bit daunting for me.

Annie said...

Love that. and you are so cute ;)
that pattern reminds me so much of the bolero i made. picking up those stitches was a bear!
isn't that yarn nice?

garn said...

Love it! Wear it lots and wear it proud:)

Alison Boon said...

It looks fantastic, perfect on you. The colour is so vibrant and sexy. Great work.

Oiyi said...

It looks great on you.