Archive | August, 2012

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.