One of my favorite spring accessories is the bolero. There are so many things to love about this darling variation of a cropped sweater. Simple knitting patterns for boleros, shrugs, and capelets offer a lovely combination of warmth, modesty, a hint of elegance, and an air of mystery. A classic bolero knitting pattern can be worn in a number of ways – each of which convey a different emotion. Pair it with a fitted t-shirt for a fun layered look. Pull one on when you’re in need of an interesting texture. A sweet little shrug can transform a simple dress into from blah to boho chic. Personally, I am a huge fan of the ballet style wrap. Aside from style, shrugs, boleros, and capelets are also a practical wardrobe staple. They’re are a great way to cover up in a place of worship or keep warm on a chilly spring evening. With dozens of stylish ways to rock a bolero, you’ll be wondering why you never knit one before.
Beautiful Boleros: Simple Knitting Patterns for Shrugs & More
Meadow Bolero (featured image) – Warm brown hues combine to form a simply constructed and utterly gorgeous bolero you’ll be reaching for every chance you get.
Spring Thaw Capelet (shown on right) – Understated and elegant, the Spring Thaw Capelet is a subtle beauty that proves that less is more.
Simple Stockinette Shrug – A classic construction and a striking red color collide in the Simple Stockinette Shrug. This simple knitting pattern is sure to become a staple of your spring wardrobe.
Simple Ballet Sweater (shown on right) – The flattering fit of this gorgeous wrap sweater is reason enough to knit one in every color. Style it with a ruffled blouse to for a fun pop of texture underneath!
Lakefront Bolero – Perfect for a breezy sunset stroll along the beachfront, this light-colored knit bolero pattern is as laid back and comfortable as a summer evening.
Dusty Rose Cardi Shrug – There’s a reason this simple beauty is a Reader Favorite on AllFreeKnitting. You’re sure to become a fan of this pretty pink shrug. Check it out and see for yourself!
Cuff to Cuff Bolero (shown on right) – Clean lines and a flattering construction is what makes the Cuff to Cuff Bolero a must-knit. Add buttons or fasten the front with a pin – either way this lovely shrug is a winner.
One Night Wrap – The name says it all with this lightning fast, simple knitting pattern.
Mixed Greens Capelet – The chunky texture of this whimsical knit is juxtaposed with a bright spring color palette.
Something Lacy Shrug – Another popular AllFreeKnitting project, the Something Lacy Shrug is a pattern that is sure to stand the test of time.
Baah Yarn Collection
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We are giving away a Baah Yarns Collection one lucky winner. The collection includes one skein of each of the current yarn lines from Baah Yarns, for three skeins in total. The deadline to enter is March 12, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time.
Which of these beautiful boleros is your favorite?
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