Introducing the Love Bomber knitting pattern! This cozy drop-shoulder cardigan is made with thick yarn and chunky needles, allowing it to knit up in record time. Featuring a ribbed neckline, over-sized fit, and balloon cuffs, this cardigan is sure to become a staple in your wardrobe. The heart motif on the back adds a touch of whimsy.
The Love Bomber comes in three size options and is knit from the bottom up as one piece before dividing off at the underarms. The sleeves are knit in the round from top down, making for a seamless finish.
Please note that due to the bulky yarn used in this pattern, it is not recommended to use straight needles. We suggest using circular needles to accommodate the extra length.
This pattern is best suited for advanced level knitters and above. For those who prefer visual aids, the pattern includes a chart for the heart motif. Start knitting your own Love Bomber today and enjoy the process of creating a cozy, statement cardigan!
Fit & Yarn Details
We recommend a chunky yarn that asks for 15mm needles on the label.
Model wears size B with approx 9” / 22.5 cm positive ease. Designed to be worn with 2-10” / 5-25 cm ease depending on your personal preference. Sizes read as A (B, C).
Finished bust measurements: cm = 98.5 (110.5, 123) / inches = 38.75 (43.5, 48.5).
Yarn Quantity: metres = 415 (470, 515) / yards = 465 (514, 564)
Needles: 15mm/US 19 and 10mm/US 15 circular needles both on a 100cm/40" cord. NOTE: The body is knit flat but the sleeves are worked in the round using the magic loop method and circular needles. If you prefer to use DPNs on the sleeves then you will also need DPNs in both needle sizes mentioned above.
Gauge: 6.5 stitches and 9 rows = 10 x 10 cm in stockinette stitch
For our sample, we used: Abbey Road "born to be wool" from Spotlight Stores (100% merino wool; 50m / 55 yds / 100g per ball) in lavender using 9 (10, 11) balls.
A suitable substitute is "The Wool" by We Are Knitters.