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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.

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A Quick Winter Gift Needed, Knit a Snowflake Cup Cozy!

7 Dec

The Snowflake Cozy is a very quick and easy knit and is perfect for a last minute winter gift. Knit it like the sample in red and white for traditional Christmas colours or use other more unusual colours for a fun look.

Difficulty
Easy

Yarn
About 59 m/65 yards of worsted weight yarn
45 m/50 yards of main colour
14 m/15 yards of contrasting colour

Notions
Needles: Size US 8 – 5.0 mm needles or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: Darning needle, 1 button

Necessary Skills
Knit, purl, easy fair-isle, i-cord bind off

Gauge
16 sts x 24 rows / 10 cm – 4″ in stocking stitch after blocking

Size
To fit cups about 10.5 cm/4.25” high, 31cm/12” circumference

Cost: $1.00

See more in Ravelry:

Holidays Sale Starts Today, Don’t Miss out!

1 Dec

As of today and all through December, all Corinne’s Knits patterns will be 35% off! In order to take the opportunity, all you have to do is purchase the patterns through Ravelry, as usual, the discount is applied automatically at check-out.

An example of a few of the patterns you could get with the discount 😀

Grow With Me Beanie

Cowboy Booties

Mosaiko


Ederra Shawlette & Mittens Set

And many more…

A Few More Owls

20 Jun

Here are a few more versions of Bubo I knit before knitting the final versions for the Petite Purl Edition…

My prototype, Bubo the First

Bubo the Second made for a friend’s little girl

Bubo the Third, my pillow sized prototype

And, last but not least, Bubo the Tiny, a key-ring version I made for myself

Bubo the Owl

12 Jun

The Summer 2011 Edition of Petite Purls is now online and I’m excited to announce that I have a pattern published in it, Bubo the Owl.

When I designed Bubo, I really wanted a cuddly, friendly and funny looking owl, rather than a realistic one. For me, the most striking features of an owl are its eyes, so I focused on big, googly eyes and just added some shaping to suggest the animal. Children can use their imagination to “fill the gaps”.

Bubo has a dual personality; Bubo the Great, a big pillow ideal to cuddle with, and Bubo the Small, perfect for playtime.


Picture by Brandy Fortune

Ravelry pattern page, where you can see other versions:

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:

And Now a Face Cloth

27 Jan

Yesterday, I was posting a pattern for a quick kitchen cloth. It was just a garter stitch square with a loop. I had quite a bit of leftover still after that, so I decided to make a face cloth in the same manner, except in stocking stitch instead of garter stitch. There are only a few differences in the pattern. Explanations below.

You can find the Ravelry pattern page here:

Please take note of the copyright for this pattern:
Copyright Corinne’s Knits© – 2010
For personal use only. Pattern or items made from pattern may not be reproduced or sold without permission

How it’s done:

Yarn: You will need some worsted weight 100% cotton yarn. Peaches & Creme from Pisgah is a good choice. Use whatever leftover you have, you can mix colours if you don’t have enough of one colour. If you have only a limited amount, weigh it before you start.

Needles: size 4.0mm/US 6 needles of your choice

Method:

Cast on 3 stitches
Row 1: Knit to end
Row 2: Kfb (Knit in the front and back of the stitch, increasing 1 stitch), Knit 1, Kfb (5 stitches)
Row 3: Knit to end
Row 4: Knit 1, Kfb, Knit 1, Kfb, Knit 1 (7 stitches)
Row 5: Knit 3 stitches, Purl 1 stitch, Knit 3 stitches
Row 6: Knit 1, Kfb, Knit to last 2 stitches, Kfb, Knit 1 (9 stitches)
Row 7: Knit 3 stitches, Purl to last 3 stitches, Knit 3 stitches
Row 8: Knit 1, Kfb, Knit to last 2 stitches, Kfb, Knit 1 (11 stitches)

At this point, repeat rows 7 & 8 until you have used half of your yarn (weigh what is left over and compare with your starting weight) or until you have reached half of the desired size.

Next row: Knit 3 stitches, Purl to last 3 stitches, Knit 3 stitches
Next row: Knit 1, SSK (slip, slip, knit, decreasing 1 stitch), Knit to last 3 stitches, K2tog (Knit 2 stitches together, decreasing 1 stitch), Knit 1

Repeat these two rows until you have 7 stitches left.

Next row: Knit 3, Purl 1, Knit 3
Next row: Knit 1, SSK, Knit 1, K2tog, Knit 1 (5 stitches left)
Next row: Knit 5
Next row: SSK, K1, K2tog (3 stitches left)

Start knitting i-cord: If using a circular needle, don’t turn the needle but slide the stitches to the other side of the needle. The working thread should now be on the st furthest to the left of the needle again. Repeat until you have knitted 15 rows (or desired length). If you are using straight needles, slip your stitches back to the left needle at the end of the row and repeat at the end of each row.

Cut the yarn and weave through the loop. Use the tail to attach the end of your i-cord to the corner of your cloth. Fasten tightly. Weave in ends.