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BOMBER JACKET
This warm and comfortable bomber jacket with its zip front can been knitted in any Aran Weight Yarn.

ABBREVIATIONS:
alt=alternate
beg=begin(ning)
cm = centimetre(s)
dec = decrease
foll=following
g = gram(s)
in = inch(es)
inc = increase
k or K = knit
m or M = make
mm = millimetre(s)
p or P = purl
patt = pattern
psso = pass slip stitch over
rep = repeat
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
yf = yarn forward
yon = yarn over needle

MEASUREMENTS:
Chest: 97[102: 107: 112]cm.(38 [40: 42: 44]in.)
Length to shoulder: 65 [65: 70:70]cm. (25½ [25½: 27½: 27½]in.)
Sleeve seam: 48 [48: 48: 48]cm.(19 [19: 19: 19]in.) Figures in square brackets [] refer to the larger sizes. Where only one figure is given this refers to all sizes.

MATERIALS:
1200[1400, 1400, 1500] metres of Aran Yarn. (1300[1500,1500,1650] yards)
1 pair each of 5mm. (US8) and 4mm.(US6) knitting needles, or size required to obtain correct tension.
Open-ended zip fastener 56 [56: 61: 61]cm. (22 [22: 24: 24]in.) in length.
2 spare needles.

TENSION:
18 sts. and 22 rows to 10cm. on 5mm.needles over st.st.

BACK
With 4mm. needles, cast on 96 [100: 104: 108] sts.
1st row * P.2, K.2, rep. from * to end. Rep. last row until work measures 9cm. (3 ½ins) from cast-on edge.
Change to 5mm. needles, and starting with a K. row, cont. straight in st.st. until work measures 41 [39: 43: 42]cm. (16 [15: 17: 16½] ins) from cast-on edge, ending with a W.S. row.
Shape armholes
Cast off 4 [5: 5: 5] sts. at beg. of next 2 rows. Dec. 1 st. at each end of every row until 70 [72: 74: 76] sts. remain. Cont. straight until work measures 65 [65: 70: 70]cm. (25½ [25½: 27½: 27½] ins) from cast on edge, ending with a W.S. row.
Shape shoulders
Cast off 7 sts. at beg. of next 4 rows,and 7 [7: 8: 8] sts. at beg. of next 2 rows. Cast off rem. sts.

LEFT FRONT
With 4mm. needles, cast on 44 [46:48: 50] sts.
1st row
K.2, * P.2, K.2, rep. from * to last 2 [0: 2: 0] sts., P 2 [0: 2: 0] sts.
2nd row K. 2 [0: 2: 0], P.2, * K.2, P.2, rep. from * to end.
Rep. last 2 rows until work measures 9cm. (3½ ins) from cast-on edge.
Change to 5mm. needles, and starting with a K. row, work 6 rows in st.st.
Divide for pocket (R.S. facing)
Next row K.18 [20: 22: 24] sts., leave rem. 26 sts. on a spare needle.
Cast on 24 sts. for pocket lining. Starting with a P. row, work 32 rows in st.st.
Next row Cast off 24 sts., P. to end. Leave these sts. on a spare needle. Return to the 26 sts. on spare needle and work 32 rows. Working across all sts., and starting with a K. row, cont. in st.st. until work measures 41 [39:43: 42]cm. (16 [15: 17: 16½] ins) from cast-on edge, ending with a W.S. row.
Shape armhole
Cast off 4 [5: 5: 5] sts., K. to end. P 1 row. Dec. 1 st. at armhole edge on every row until 31 [32: 33: 34] sts. remain. Cont. straight until work measures 57 [57: 62: 62]cm. (22½ [22½: 24½: 24½] ins) from cast-on edge, ending with an R.S. row.
Shape neck
Cast off 5 sts., P. to end. Keeping armhole edge straight, dec. 1 st. at neck edge on next and every foll. alt. row until 21 [21: 22: 22] sts. remain. Cont. straight until work measures 65 [65: 70: 70]cm. (25½ [25½: 27½: 27½] ins) from cast-on edge, ending with a W.S. row.
Shape shoulder
Cast off 7 sts. at beg. of next and foll. alt. row. P. 1 row. Cast off rem 7 [7: 8: 8] sts.

RIGHT FRONT
Work to match left front, reversing pocket and all shaping.

SLEEVES (make 2)
With 4mm. needles, cast on 46 [50: 50: 50] sts.
1st row K.2, * P.2, K.2, rep. from * to end.
2nd row P.2, * K.2, P.2, rep. from * to end.
Rep. last 2 rows until work measures 9cm. (3½ ins) from cast-on edge.
Change to 5mm. needles.
Next row K.4 [6: 6: 6] sts., * inc.once in next st., K.3, rep. from * to last 6 [8: 8: 8] sts., inc. once in next st., K.5 [7: 7: 7]. 56 [60: 60:60] sts.on needle.
Starting with a P. row, cont. in st.st. for 9 rows. Inc. 1 st. at each end of next and every following 13th [13th: 13th: 11th] row, 6 [6: 6: 7] times in all, 68 [72: 72: 74] sts. on needle.
Cont. straight until sleeve measures 48cm.(19 ins) from cast-on edge, ending with a W.S. row.
Shape top
Cast off 4 [5: 5: 5] sts. at beg. of next 2 rows. Dec. 1 st. at each end of next and every foll. alt. row until 36 sts. remain, then at each end of next 10 rows. Cast off rem. 16 sts.

POCKET EDGING
With 4mm. needles, pick up 38 sts. evenly along outside edge of pocket.
1st row P.2, * K.2, P.2, rep. from * to end.
2nd row K.2, * P.2, K.2, rep. from * to end.
Rep. last 2 rows twice more. Cast off in rib.

COLLAR
With 4mm. needles,cast on 102 [106: 106: 106] sts.
1st row K.2, * P.2, K.2, rep. from * to end.
2nd row P.2, * K.2, P.2, rep. from * to end.
Rep. last 2 rows until work measures 15cm. (6 ins) from cast-on edge, ending with a W.S. row. Cast off in rib.

FRONT EDGING (make 2)
With 4mm. needles, cast on 9 sts.
1st row K.1, * P.1, K.1, rep. from * to end.
2nd row P.1, * K.1, P.1, rep. from * to end.
Cont. in rib until edging fits along front edge to beg. of neck shaping. Cast off in rib.

TO MAKE UP
Join shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Join side and sleeve seams. Placing edges of collar to front edge, sew to neck edge. Sew pocket linings in position on wrong side. Sew sides of pocket edgings. Sew front edgings in position. Insert zip. Press all seams.