Astra by Pat Menchini


October 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in st st on 4mm needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
191 yards (175 m)
9 sizes to fit bust 81cm/32in to 122cm/48in
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See errata below.

A V-necked, tie-front bolero, with short sleeves knitted as part of back and front pieces. There are three pieces (back and two fronts) plus added sleeve borders. The front tie is at hem-level, at the bottom of the V-neck, below the bust.

Length from shoulder to hem is 37-43cm.


  • 4-6 x 50g balls of the recommended DK yarn (Recommended alternative yarn is Sirdar Flirt)
  • Straight or circular needles, sized 3.25mm and 4mm

There is no stitch diagram or charts


  • Page 37: Insert two asterisks just before the subheading “Shape front neck”. (On page 38, the instructions for the left front say, “Complete to match right front from two asterisks to end”, but those asterisks are missing on page 37.)