Sometimes I get ridiculous ideas, like ‘WHATIFIMAKEABOMBERJACKETOUTOFKNITTEDGRANNYSQUARES?!’ It turns out a bomber jacket made out of knitted granny squares WAS too ridiculous to pull off, so here is my much more wearable version. A granny square-like stitch pattern, minimal color work, and MUCH less seaming that a bunch of granny squares seamed together, this jacket is as knittable as it is wearable.

Granny Bomber Jacket

Granny Bomber Jacket is a loose fitting sweater with a fitted cropped waistband. The sleeves are knit big, especially above the elbows, and puffed at shoulder seams with exaggerated armhole openings. Shoulders are wide, like you are wearing your boyfriend’s bomber jacket. The button band is crocheted.

Care to tone down the crazy? The block coloring option, with no intarsia color changing in the body of the sweater, is included.

Ohh Granny!


Finished Measurements S/M 40″(L/XL 48″) bust circumference. Jacket shown in Granny Square Color Motif in size S/M, and in Block Color Motif in L/XL.


Yarn Lion Brand Wool Ease (86% Acrylic, 10% Wool, 4% Rayon; 197 yds/3oz, 85 gms): Mink Brown (MC) 3 (3) skeins. Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 110 yds/50g): Daffodil (CC), 6 (8) skeins. Any combination of worsted wool can be used! Sweater requires 1300 (1600) yards of worsted weight yarn.

Needles Size 9 (5.5 mm): 24″+ circular needles. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Size G crochet hook.

Notions Tapestry needle, 6 (7) 1 1/4″ Fabric Covered Buttons. Fun fabric for buttons. Scrap yarn for stitch holding.

18 sts and 24 rows = 4″ in St st.


Looking for a sweater a little more basic? Knit the body of this sweater in your MC and the bottom bands, sleeve cuffs, collar, and button bands in your CC for the Block Color Motif. For this color scheme you will use 1050 (1300) MC yarn and 250 (300) CC yarn. The pattern is written for the granny square like color scheme, but look for notes throughout for Block Color Motif.

This pattern can be purchased individually for $5.50. It’s also part of my Hello Winter! Collection of Knitting Patterns.

See all the patterns in the collection here.

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