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Bombshell Shorts

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Bombshell Shorts
Bombshell Shorts
Bombshell Shorts
Bombshell Shorts
Bombshell Shorts

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast On/Bind Off
  • Knit in the round
  • Cables
  • Kitchener Stitch
  • Ribbing

Pattern Description:

I love knitting cables, but there are only so many thick, cabley sweaters one can wear. The Bombshell Shorts take those same addictive, challenging cables and puts them in a new place - on your booty! A covered elastic waistband means they're comfy, but belt loops keep you classy. These shorts will look hot with boots and tights or knee socks, topped with a vest or blazer. The Bombshell Shorts take your booty from Summer to Fall in style.

These shorts are knit from the bottom- up, making them the perfect try-as-you- go knit. It's an easy pattern to customize - add more length if you want to cover more leg, or make them high or low waisted. I've even included instructions for adding shaping to the booty if you've got a bit more junk in the trunk! Because of the cabling, these shorts are very stretchy, which is why each size fits a wide variety of measurements. If you're on the larger end of one size and want the shorts to fit loosely, knit one size up.

Note About Yardage: Please consider how you want your shorts to fit before purchasing yarn. If you want your short length longer than pictured, or if you want the elastic to hit higher, you'll need more yarn. If you want short shorts and low rise shorts, you'll need less yarn. Use the recommended yardage requirements as a starting off point.

Gauge:

23 sts x 29 rows = 4" square, in St st. Be sure to block your swatch!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • S (32-35"), M (36-39"), L (40-44"), XL (45-48")) at widest point of hips.

Materials:

  • Knit Picks Gloss DK, 70% Merino wool, 30% Silk; 123 yds/50 g: Clover, 5 (6, 6, 7) skeins.
  • Knits in Class BFL DK Extra Credit size skein, 100% BFL wool; 500 yds/8 oz: Cherry Bomb 1 (1, 1 1⁄2, 2) skeins.

You Will Also Need:

  • Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16" and 24" circular needles (circ), 2 double pointed needles (DPNs). Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.
  • Markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle, scrap yarn, sewing thread, sewing needle and 2 yards 1.5" ribbed non-roll elastic.

Suggested yarn:

1000 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks Gloss DK, Knits in Class BFL DK

Colorway:

Clover, Cherry Bomb


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Hi, I'm Katie Canavan, a textile artist and designer who lives & works in Los Angeles. After watching my mom make quilts, I took a quilting class at age 8. The year was 1992 and I haven't stopped ...

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