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Hi All,<br><br>
My sister decided she liked Blackberry from the recent knitty, however I do not like it. So, I'm looking for a bolero that an 18yo snobbish girl might like that'd be an somewhat easy pattern to do....any ideas??<br><br>
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tammy
 

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Check out these links:<br><br><a href="http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/boleros.php" target="_blank">http://www.knittingpatterncentral.co...ry/boleros.php</a><br><br><a href="http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/shrugs.php" target="_blank">http://www.knittingpatterncentral.co...ory/shrugs.php</a><br><br>
Hope that helps <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I personally want to knit the Blackberry from knitty, why don't you like it...?<br><br>
Another thought is that you could just design your own. From looking at the patterns, lots of them are just a rectangle that is then seamed from each end to make the arms with the middle left open... It can't be too hard <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Thanks! I may just do that, however, I'd actually like her to wear it, kwim? As for blackberry, it's just not my style...looks a bit too clunky for me.<br><br>
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Would love to know which one you choose to make and maybe share some pics when you get it done <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I like this bolero style jacket from blue alvarez:<br><br><a href="http://www.bluealvarez.com/bluealva/patterns/hotlavacardigan.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.bluealvarez.com/bluealva/...vacardigan.pdf</a> (pdf file)<br><br>
I'm currently knitting it for myself and it's a pretty easy knit so far. Her directions are pretty straight forward. I've been knitting almsot two years, but still consider myself a beginnger/advanced beginner and it's been super easy for me to follow along and I like the results of the sleeve + half back I have so far <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> However, I wouldn't put in the knitting time unless I was sure the person you were going to give it to would love it (like the boyfriend sweater theory, only applied to picky 18 year old sisters <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> )<br><br>
I do like knitty's blackberry and thought about making it next (thinking that shrugs would be cute once my preggo belly starts to show) but the cables and bobbles intimidate me since I don't have a lot of experience with knitting either. Practice makes perfect, right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 
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