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Simple Kindle Cosy Pattern

1 Aug

Here is a free pattern today for a simple two-colour Kindle cover, to keep your Kindle protected in style.

Difficulty
Intermediate

Measurements
12cm/4.75″ x 19cm/7.5″

Yarn
Sport weight cotton yarn of your choice


Notions

Set of five 3.5mm (US 4) double pointed needles
Or circular needle, 80cm, 32in long or longer (for magic loop method)
Button (your choice of size)
Tapestry needle


Necessary Skills

Knitting in the round, toe-up magic cast on or Turkish cast on, slipped stitches, i-cord bind off

Gauge

23 sts x 33 rows for 4”in seed stitch


Pattern notes

The design is a simple slipped stitch pattern that only requires one colour to be worked per row. It is worked bottom up, using a toe up magic cast on or a Turkish cast on. I-cord cast off is used on the flap


Pattern

Body

With circular needle (for magic loop) or DPNs using colour A, cast on 60 sts using Turkish cast on or toe-up magic cast and knit 1 round.

Rnds 1-10 form the pattern

Rnds 1-3: colour B; *Sl1, pwise wyib K5* to end of rnd
Rnds 4-5: colour A; K to end of rnd
Rnds 6-8: colour B; K3, *Sl1 pwise wyib, K5* to last 3 sts, Sl1, K2
Rnds 9-10: colour A; K to end of rnd
Repeat rnds 1-10 another 5 times. On the 5th repeat finish with rnd 9 (instead of 10)

Top and Flap

This part is knit with colour A only in seed stitch

Rnd 1: *K1, P1* to end of rnd
Rnd 2: *P1, K1* to end of rnd
Rnd 3: *K1, P1* to end of rnd
Rnd 4: *P1, K1* to end of rnd
Rnd 5: *K1, P1* to end of rnd
Rnd 6: cast off 30 sts, *P1, K1* to end of rnd

From here, you will start knitting back and forth to form the flap

Row 1 (WS): *K1, P1* to end of row
Row 2 (RS): *P1, K1* to end of row

Repeat rows 1-2 another 15 times

Cast off using applied i-cord cast off, as follows:
Cast on 2 sts on right needle using cable cast on, move the 2 sts to the left needle.
*K1, Sl1, K2tog, PSSO, replace the 2 sts from the right needle on the left needle*
Repeat until you have 15 sts left on the left needle before moving the 2 sts back from the right needle.

At this point, you will be knitting the little loop that will go around the button for closure.
If you have not done so already, replace the 2 sts back on the left needle.
*K2, replace 2 sts back on left needle* 8 times
Resume casting off as above.

Finishing

Weave in ends.
Sew on the button in a position that pulls the flap tight. Using a loop allows you to pick from a range of button sizes. If you have a particular button in mind while knitting, you can check that the loop is big enough before resuming casting off.

Getting Ready for the Beach

20 Jun

In just under 2 weeks I will be on the beach! :D

Of course, that means that I needed to knit myself a sun hat, to protect my head and face from the sun on the beach. I used the Witterings pattern from Anna Bell as a base and modified it quite a bit to suit my needs. I made a much shorter brim but I still have some issues with floppiness, if anyone has a suggestion to solve this problem, please let me know!

Here are some pictures modeled by my almost 6-year old, Connor

Tricolour Trio of Bath Mitts

29 Mar

A set of 3 bath mitts using 3 colours, perfect for last minute presents. Each design is simple to knit, using slipped stitches so that only one colour is ever worked per round and can also be knit in two colours with great results.

Pattern is written for both sport weight and worsted weight cotton yarn.

Included in the pattern are two knitting versions, one from the top down and one from the bottom up. This way, you can choose the method you are most comfortable with.

Instructions both written and charted.



Difficulty

Intermediate

Yarn
Version 1: sport weight cotton yarn
About 33m/36yard of each colour for 1 mitt
Version 2: worsted weight cotton yarn
About 23m/25yard of each colour for 1 mitt

Needles
Version 1: 4mm/US6 circular needle or DPNs
Version 2: 5mm/US8 circular needle or DPNs
or size needles needed to obtain gauge

Necessary Skills
Knitting in the round, slipped stitches
Optional: Turkish cast on / toe-up magic cast on or Kitchener stitch

Gauge
Version 1: 23 sts x 28 rows / 10 cm – 4” in stocking st
Version 2: 17 sts x 23 rows / 10 cm – 4” in stocking st

Size
To fit medium sized adult hand, about 12cm/4.75” wide x 20cm/8” long
Tips on upsizing or downsizing in the pattern.


Pattern costs: $3.00

You can see other versions on Ravelry here:

Eastbourne – A Summer Hat

22 Jul

Eastbourne is a slouchy, airy summer hat, ideal to protect your head in the sun, while letting some air through. I designed it for me, to have a hat to wear on the beach during my holidays in Eastbourne (UK), hence the name.

Difficulty
Intermediate

Yarn
125(145)m/137(158)yards of 10-ply cotton yarn (aran or worsted)


Notions

Needles
4.0mm/US6 circular needle or DPNs or size needle needed to obtain gauge

Accessories
5 stitch markers
1 darning needle


Necessary Skills

Knitting in the round, Kfb, slipped stitches

Gauge
16 sts x 24 rows / 10 cm – 4” in 1×1 ribbing (in the rd)

Sizes
Women S/M (50-56cm/19.7-22”) – L (58-65cm/22.8-25.5”)
Size S/M will fit most women


Pattern costs: $3.00

You can see other versions on Ravelry here:

Meet “Eastbourne”, my New Hat

20 Jul

The pattern is being tested, I will publish it on Friday, so only 3 days to wait. It’s now ready for me to take on the beach in Eastbourne, hence the name!

Summer Hat Finished, Blocking and Being Tested

19 Jul

I just finished my summer hat, wrote the pattern and started recruiting testers. It is now blocking and I can’t wait to publish it! It should be up in about 4 days…

Here it is, blocking

Working on a Summer Hat Pattern

19 Jul

This one will be for me, we are off on holidays by the sea on Saturday and I need a hat to protect my head from the sun on the beach.

It is made with 100% cotton yarn, I’m using Schoeller+Stahl Record 210, I love this blue-green mix!

It is still in progress, I’m about to get started on the crown decreases.

Here’s a little preview…

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