Delicate lyres made by lace and cables stitches used in panels surrounded by stocking stitch makes this bolero perfect to use on top of a wide dress or skirt on a cold day. Lyre Bolero is fitted and begins just above the waist with increases to the bust. Worked in parts to add stabilizing seams, but with long sleeves worked in the round. A stunning cummerbund made of tucks adds length and elegance.
Notes: The bolero is worked flat in pieces, while the sleeves are worked in the round. Discontinue the Lyre Pattern and continue in stocking stitch when decreasing. The cummerbund can easily be adjusted to your waist measurement by adding or detracting stitches to the numbers given; the tucks are made to meet but not overlap. The ties are added on the width of the last hem.
Cummerbund: Tuck lengths: 69 (76, 83, 91, 97, 118) cm. Tie length: 25 cm. Height: 9 cm. Additional meterage required: 231 (252, 273, 305, 315, 389) m.
Bolero: 672 (735, 798, 872, 966, 1060) m