Mini Love Bomber Pattern

Chunky knit bomber cardi for kids


$9.00 USD


The children's version of our popular Love Bomber knitting pattern, this cute bomber cardigan features a ribbed collar, drop shoulders, balloon cuffs and heart motif on the back. The chunky yarn and large needles means this project knits up in record time!

The Mini Love Bomber comes in five size options and is knit from the bottom up as one piece before dividing off at the underarms. Once the shoulders are seamed, the sleeves are knit in the round from the top down.

Suitable for Advanced level knitters and above. Designed to fit children and teens from 1-15 years old.

Plus we now have an expansion pack for this pattern! Add a hood with optional ears, knit two new motifs on the back or learn how to write text or draw your child's artwork on the back. Take your Love Bomber to the next level.

Fit & Yarn Details

We recommend a chunky yarn that asks for 15mm needles on the label and meets the same gauge (stitch count within a 10 cm square) as below.

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 4 (5, 6) (7, 8) balls.
A suitable substitute is "The Wool" by We Are Knitters.

Gauge: 6.5 stitches and 9 rows = 10 x 10 cm in stockinette stitch

Designed to be worn with 5-8 cm / 2-3.25" of ease depending on your personal preference. Sizes read as A (B, C) (D, E).

Finished chest measurements: cm = 61.5 (67.5, 74) (80, 86) / inches = 24.5 (27, 29.5) (32, 34.5).

Yarn Quantity: metres = 182 (229, 275) (330, 379) / yards = 200 (251, 302) (362, 415).

Needles: 15mm/US 19 and 10mm/US 15 circular needles both on a 80cm/31.5" 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.

Techniques Used


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