I'm going to show you the third Bill King Bolero that I made, before showing the second. I haven't been able to get good photos of the second one yet :( A while ago, I found two matching pillowcases at Value Village. I knew one would make a nice pillowcase dress for Meg, and I knew Lucy would not want one to match, LOL. But they have a cousin in the US who is about 7 months younger than Meg, and nearly as big as her. Perfect! They could be matchy, but they don't have to worry about showing up at the same time in the same outfit! To go with it, a little girl needs a lightweight little white cardi!
This is the same (annoying) yarn that I made the "Kill Me Shawl" in. I know every time I use it, I say I'm never using it again, but it is a HUGE cone. I did do a swatch, not so much to accurately match gauge, but just to get an idea, LOL, and to see how it behaved. Well, it biased. I decided to throw caution to the wind anyway. All I knew was that it would turn out smaller. Not sure how much smaller....
One thing I did to alter it was to start with 16 groups of stitches, knit 10 rows, then increase on the left side (the seam side) every other row until up to the 24 groups of sts, then knit 10 rows to get to the 70 rows. On the last section, remember to knit 10 rows, then decrease on every other row, and end with 10 rows.
Yarn Out: 11 684gr+ 137gr = 11 821gr
Balance: 2145 gr more In than Out
Costs: $306.30/196 days = $1.56/day