I finally decided to knit the bolero in dark navy, as I already have a navy and white dress crying out for a cute bolero like this, and I bought the wool from a seller on Ebay; 10oz of Robin 4ply.. So I started knitting at the weekend and, despite a bit of initial confusion over the "Quaker stitch", it's going really well so far. The Quaker stitch seems to be an 8 row pattern; p, k, p, p, k, p, k, p. Looks really good once a few repeats have been completed. And no ribbing!!!!
Can't wait to finish it and show it off!!