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Did you ever think you would knit a bomber jacket? This sporty collegiate design is a modern day take on the good ole fashioned bomber. Worked from the top down, it is as much fun to make as it is to wear. The back, left front and right front are knit from the neck to the underarm where they are joined and continued in one piece. The ribbed waist band is incorporated. The sleeves are knit from the neck to the to the wrist and ribbed cuffs are added. The sleeves and body raglan seams are sewn, then stitches are picked up around the neck for the collar. Underarm seams are sewn, the zipper is attached, and zipper facings sewn in place.
The result is a unique sweater that may bring back fond memories of college years, or garner a few compliments on your handiwork.
Pattern and Row Checker
This pattern includes a list of all abbreviations, glossary of terms, and a crisp schematic with dimensions for proper blocking. It also comes with my unique Row Checker, complimentary. A tool you can use to help keep track of your stitch count, row number, increases, and decreases. Throughout the pattern you’ll find indicators of when to refer to your Row Checker.
For your convenience, I’ve collected knitting tips and links to videos that will make knitting your project easier and even more fun. Knitting Help
This sweater was designed for the following yarns. 4 color options
HiKoo’s Simpliworsted, 55% Merino Superwash, 28% Acrylic, 17% Nylon
Simpliworsted is a perfect all around worsted weight yarn. A superwash merino blend available in vibrant colors, which is also at times described as feeling like butter.
HiKoo’s CoBaSi, 55% Cotton, 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk, 21% Elastic Nylon
CoBaSi is wool free to avoid irritation or overheating, soft and gentle on the hands with a wool-like stretch and machine washable.
Skeins needed for S(M, L, XL)
Yarn A Simplicity = 5(5, 6, 7)
Yarn B Simplicity = 3 (4, 4, 4)
Yarn C CoBaSi = 2(2, 2, 2)
Yarn D CoBaSi = 1(1, 1, 1)
Gauge: 17 sts and 32 rows = 4"/10cm, in Simpliworsted, reverse stockinette
Suggested Needles and Notions:
- US9/5.5mm* 24”/60cm circular
- US3/3.25mm 24”/60cm circular
- Stitch markers (two different colors)
- Stitch holders
- Tapestry needle
- Sewing needle
- Sewing thread in similar color to yarn A.
- 20 (22, 22, 24)” Separating Zipper
* or size needed to obtain gauge
Small – Finished Chest 36.75”/93.25cm
Medium – Finished Chest 38.5”/97.75cm
Large – Finished Chest 41.5"/105.5cm
X-Large – Finished Chest 44.75"/113.75cm
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A link to this downloadable pattern (PDF) will be provided after checkout, as well as via email. Downloadable patterns are nonrefundable.