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
Stitch holder

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

I-cord loop
(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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6 comments:

Misha Gericke said...

That's an excellent do-it-yourself Christmas present.

It looks so nice and cosy...

Leanne Dyck said...

: ) Thanks, Misha.

Laurie Buchanan said...

Now THAT'S a very cool idea!

Leanne Dyck said...

: ) Thanks, Laurie. And much thanks to Pat for the cool idea.

Anonymous said...

I thought I had posted here, but I hadn't -- how remiss of me. Thanks, Leanne! I will think of you every time I use it.
Cheers,
Pat

Leanne Dyck said...

That's the beauty of a blog, Pat. It's never too late to comment. Thank you for your comment and for inspiring the design. It was fun planning and knitting it.