I knitted an awesome iPod case for my 16-yr old sister in law and she loves it.... VERY SIMPLE
Here's the basics pattern, not @ all scientific and don't yell @ me for my lack of pattern translation - this was someone else's translation from yet another person, so it gets recycled... still works great! :
What u need:
Size 8 or 9 needles
Cheapie $2.00 yarn from Walmart or Joann's
plastic tapestry needle
a big colorful plastic button
regular needle & thread
Cast on 20 sts (you can use straight needles or circular knit back and forth)
Work in rib knit (K1,P1) every row til you have a piece about 9-10" long, the tighter the better
Cast off until you have 8 sts left on your needle, then proceed to knit in stockinette stitch (K 1 row, P1 row) until that portion is about 3-4" - make sure you have a K row next
K 2 stitches, then K2tog, increase 1 st, K2 tog, K 2
(this row forms a buttonhole)
p1,P2tog, P 3, P2tog, p1
K all remaining stitches tog
Leave a 5" tail (this will be woven in later)
Fold the piece in half so that it forms a 4 - 5 " pocket. Using your plastic needle & some yarn, stitch the sides up, making sure it is extra tight @ the top corners, then tuck the yarn ends in.
On front corner of body, fasten the button with reg needle & thread to th opposite corner from the handle base.
Using plastic needle, weave in all loose ends of yarn, trim, then button handle
It took me about the same length of time to make as "Gone With The Wind", but that's only b/c I am not a speedy knitter.
Here's a pic of one of the finished projects: