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Knitting: Cell phone cozy

November 27, 2011
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Here is an easy to make cover for your smart phone.  Ideal for that left over bit of  yarn.  This case uses a flap to close it, thereby avoiding any buttons, snaps or Velcro that might scratch your phone’s screen.  Also works great as a cover for iPod Touch.

Yarn: Magic Garden Buttons (DK / 8 ply.  30 rows x 22 stitches over 10 cm x10 cm)

Finished size: 5.25″ x 3″

CO 36 stitches onto US 5 double point needles using Figure 8 cast on (video demonstrating technique http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0jdVx6qIJA)

Begin knitting first round distributing stitches onto three needles.

TIP:  I placed  9 stitches on needles 1 and 9 stitches on needle 2 (front of case) and 18 stitches on needle 3 (back of case).

Knit 9 rounds

NOTE:  The next 15 rows form the pattern on the case.  If you want, you can just continue in stockinette stitch if you don’t want to be bothered with the pattern.

Starting on Round 10: (P4 K2) 6 times

Round 11: (P4, K2) 6 times

Round 12: (K4, P2) 6 times

Round 13: (K4, P2) 6 times

Round 14: (K4, P2) 6 times

Round 15: (K4, P2) 6 times

Rounds 16 and 17:  Repeat Rounds 10 and 11

Round 18 – 22:  Repeat Rounds 12 – 15

Round 23 and 24: Repeat Rounds 10 and 11

Round 25 – 31: Knit

NOTE:  The next 6 rows create a ribbed section on the front of the case.  This keeps the front of the case from sagging and allows it to close better.

Round 32 – 37:  On needles 1 and 2 only K2, P2 ribbing (front of case) [total stitches 18].  On needle 3 Knit  [total stitches 18]

NOTE: You may need to adjust the number of knit rows based on the length of your smart phone – the measurements here work well for iPhone and Motorola Droid.

Round 38:  Cast off  18 stitches in K2, P2 ribbing on needles 1 and 2 only.   You will now be working the 18 stitches that will make up the flap for the case.  Using only 2 needles, knit to end of row.

Row 39: WS (this is the inside of the flap) Knit
(this will create the fold over for the case and will appear on the top of the case as a purl row).

Row 40: Knit

Row 41: Purl

Row 42 – 45: Repeat rows 40 and 41  (stockinette stitch)

Row 46 – 49: K2, P2 ribbing

Row 50: Cast off  18 stitches in K2, P2 ribbing.

Fold flap down over front of case.  Whip stitch the sides of the flap to the case.

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