Sunday, December 16, 2012
Free #knitting pattern: last minute gift
When I was on Bowen Island during the writers' retreat, one of my new friends asked me to design a eBook reader pouch. Finally, just in time to make several for your friends for the gift giving season, I offer...
Pat's eBook reader pouch
(I hope Pat likes it)
Fits standard eBook reader
Knitting needles: 6.00 mm/ US 10 or size to obtain tension
and two double pointed needles to make I-cord loop
Yarn: worsted weight (I recommend wool, wool/acrylic blends or acrylic--I used acrylic) approximately 50 grams
Gauge: 4 stitches x 7 rows = one inch worked over Stockinette stitch
Double stitch pattern
(this stitch pattern is explained here)
seed stitch (worked over even number of stitches)
row 1: knit one, purl one--to end of row
row 2: purl one, knit one--to end of row
repeat rows 1 and 2 for pattern
Cast on 40 stitches
Work in double stitch pattern for 8 inches (20.32 centimeters)
Transfer all slipped stitches onto stitch holder
Cast off knit stitches
Transfer stitches onto needle.
Work in seed stitch for 2.5 inches (6.35 centimeters)
Cast off stitches, loosely
(how to make I-cord explained here)
work I-cord until it measures 2 inches (5.08 centimeters)
Attach button and I-cord loop. Weave in ends.
Thank you, Pat, for inspiring this pattern.
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