As promised, here’s the directions for the ipad sweater I mentioned in my last post. If you know anything about knitting, this is super simple to make. If you’re a beginner, an ipad cozy is a great way to practice both stockinette and cable stitches. This pattern is so easy, you can knit and watch Call the Midwife on the PBS website at the same time! Have fun and let me know how it goes!
Ipad Sweater Cozy
1 skein Icelandic Lopi yarn or another bulky yarn like Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride.
Size 10 needles or whatever size gets the gauge
Cable needle or stitch holder for holding cable stitches (I prefer a stitch holder to a cable needle because you can hook it closed and the stitches don’t slide off)
Crochet hook or large needle for joining edges.
Gauge: 3 stitches per inch; the cable section will be tighter.
Total length: about 25 inches
Width: 9 inches
CO 30 stitches.
Row 1: Knit 10, Purl 2, Knit 6, Purl 2, Knit 10.
Row 2: Purl 10, K 2, P 6, K 2, P 10.
Repeat rows 1 and 2.
Row 5 (cable row): K10, P2, place 3 stitches from left needle on stitch holder with clasp end going left, move stitch holder to back of row so it’s out of the way, K 3, bring stitch holder to front and slide the three stitches from the holder onto the left needle, K 3, P 2, K10.
Row 6: Repeat row 2.
Repeat rows 1-6 until you have only enough yarn left for a BO row and to stitch/crochet up the sides. BO. Press the side edges with a steam iron and damp towel to flatten them. Fold the piece in half, right sides together, and join sides (I like to crochet them). Turn right side out. Add a button or drawstring to the open edge if you like.
Wouldn’t this make a great gift for someone in your life who loves both tech and textiles?