I made two of these boleros and both little girls were thrilled with their big girl style sweaters. Only giving a 4 for instructions because had trouble picking up the number of suggested stitches in the front border area. Second sweater I picked up fewer and then added 10 stitches ever other stitch in the work on the needle. This gave a nicer curve to the fronts. Hope this helps.
Just finished the hooded version. Runs a bit small and added length because it looked short to me. However, the pattern was easy and the results were good.
Knitting Pure and Simple patterns are concise and so easy to understand.
And the service from Jimmy Beans is the best, as always.
I have knitted one of these for a gift and my great niece loved it. She likes to wear it all the time.
Knitting Pure and Simple patterns are the best. One buttonhole makes it go even quicker.
Of course, the fantastic service from Jimmy Beans makes shopping here a pleasure.