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Sweetheart Bomber

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For afternoon french fries at the diner, bonfire nights, or milkshakes after the home game.
The “Sweetheart Bomber” features a nearly seamless saddle shoulder construction with impeccable details, a double collar, faced button bands, and pockets!

SIZES
XS (S, M, L) 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x
♥ finished bust size: 33 (37, 41, 44) 48, 52, 56, 60” / 84 (94, 104, 112) 122, 132, 142, 152 cm

YARN
DK weight
♥ Main Color: 590 (650, 740, 790) 840, 900, 930, 1010 y / 540 (595, 675, 720) 770, 825, 850, 925 m
♥ Contrast Color: 505 (565, 620, 720) 825, 870, 920, 925 y / 460 (515, 565, 660) 755, 795, 840, 845 m

SUGGESTED YARN
“Dolly” by Beehive Yarns (100% superwash Merino; /452 yards/230 meters, 115g)
♥ Main Color: 3 (3, 3, 3) 4, 4, 4, 4 skeins “Pretty Vacant” (hot pink)
♥ Contrast Color: 2 (3, 3, 3) 4, 4, 4, 4 skeins “Powder Puff” (blush pink)

SUGGESTED NEEDLES (use size needed to obtain gauge)
♥ Main Fabric: (Needle A) US 5/3.75 mm 24”/60 cm to 40“/100 cm circular needle & preferred needles for small circumference (magic loop or DPNs)
♥ Ribbing: (Needle B) US 3/3.25 mm 24”/60 cm to 40“/100 cm circular needle & preferred needles for small circumference
♥ Bind Off: spare needle in close size to ribbing
♥ I-Cord edging: US 3/3.25 mm DPNs / Crochet Hook for provisional cast on

NOTIONS
♥ locking stitch markers, scrap yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle
♥ seven+ ~5/8” spring snaps (recommend extra to practice), awl, hammer & anvil snap setting tool (see p.4), OR sew-on snaps, OR buttons of the same size plus an equal amount of smaller flat buttons for stabilizing
♥ 1.5 yards of 5/8“ wide petersham ribbon for stabilizing button band
♥ hand sewing needle and matching thread to coordinate with petersham

GAUGE
in stockinette
24 sts & 32 rows = 4”/10 cm
Needle A, after blocking

TECHNIQUES
♥ knitting & purling
♥ increasing & decreasing
♥ picking up stitches
♥ german short rows
♥ seamless saddle shoulder construction
♥ pockets
♥ applied I-cord
♥ tubular bind off
Pattern includes Video Tutorials!
DIFFICULTY: 4/5

CONSTRUCTION
The Sweetheart Bomber is worked seamlessly from the top down with a saddle shoulder construction. Seaming is utilized only for sewing down the folded neckband and button band facings.

ALTERNATE COLOR SCHEMES:
Color suggestions: keep it monochrome like mine with two shades of your favorite color; Eggplant or Burgundy/Creme; Black/Speckled; Kelly Green/Sky Blue; Navy/White with Red details at the ribbing; Orchid Purple/Bubblegum Pink

Note on Yardage: yardage given is an estimation based on recommended yarn & fiber. If you are substituting yarn, you may require more or less than indicated. Some testers found they required more yarn based on a differing needle used to obtain gauge. Please also note that the suggested yarn offers a more generous yardage than some DK skeins.
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