Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-05-2004, 11:52 AM   #1
roxyquiksilver34
1st Leg of the Journey
 
roxyquiksilver34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Maryland, baby!
Posts: 153
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Keep your iPod/cellphone warm
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

Body:
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


Handle:
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
K3, K2tog,K2
P2tog,P1,P2tog
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

Voila!

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.
Enjoy :D

Here's a pic of one of the finished projects:


http://mysite.verizon.net/vze76q8i/orangephone.jpg
__________________
("`-''-/").___..--''"`-._
`6_ 6 ) `-. ( ).`-.__.`)
(_Y_.)' ._ ) `._ `. ``-..-'
_..`--'_..-_/ /--'_.' ,'
(((' (((-((('' ((((
roxyquiksilver34 is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 01-06-2005, 12:24 AM   #2
KnittingMom
Ribbing the Cuff
 
KnittingMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Des Plaines, IL
Posts: 55
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Oooh! That is cute. I just made the one out of the Stitch N Bitch book but I might try that one for a friend. Love it! Might do one for my cell phone too.
__________________
Jenn

Knitting for awhile but still feel like a newbie
My Blog
KnittingMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2005, 01:11 PM   #3
roxyquiksilver34
1st Leg of the Journey
 
roxyquiksilver34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Maryland, baby!
Posts: 153
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
it works very well felted too --- just use size 13/15 needles and 100% wool yarn like Lamb's Pride, Noro Kureyon or Cascade 220 - wash & dry 2-3x


__________________
("`-''-/").___..--''"`-._
`6_ 6 ) `-. ( ).`-.__.`)
(_Y_.)' ._ ) `._ `. ``-..-'
_..`--'_..-_/ /--'_.' ,'
(((' (((-((('' ((((
roxyquiksilver34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2005, 01:53 PM   #4
brendajos
Grafting the Toe
 
brendajos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Going through your stash...pay no attention over here
Posts: 6,256
Thanks: 29
Thanked 192 Times in 120 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to brendajos
i like the idea of the handle on that one so i can button it around the handle to whatever bag i am carrying at the moment.....aaaaaaaand a good excuse to watch GWTW...lol
__________________
Brenda
brendajos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2005, 03:09 AM   #5
brendajos
Grafting the Toe
 
brendajos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Going through your stash...pay no attention over here
Posts: 6,256
Thanks: 29
Thanked 192 Times in 120 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to brendajos
well i finally got around to finishing a couple of these. I did get scolded at a lecture i was attending this weekend for knitting up that blue one instead of taking notes...i had to prove to him later that i really was listening when i was shopping in his store




i made the one with a longer handle because i wanted to be able to dangle the whole thing into my bag.

now i need help. I used Amy's button hole video because i ripped out half the handle 4 times this weekend using these instructions. I couldn't ever make it work. Every time i tried to, it appeared my stitches were all wonky. It looks to me i need more stitches on my needle than what i have when i get to the second line...(if i remember right i had six stitches on my needle and needed nine to complete the line, or something along those lines) Am i counting wrong?

aaaaaanyway....2 down, and two to go. I think i am going to try to add some eyelash to the top of the next one to go with a scarf i made...


thanks Roxy...it was a great project to work on while doing other things....yes it was my WWKIP project!




edited to introduce TRUDY! One of my newest acquisitions from the weekend...whooda thunk that my yarn collection would be less expensive than my bear collection! ain't she cute? hehe
__________________
Brenda
brendajos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2005, 05:19 PM   #6
hillerkim
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: WI
Posts: 132
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Very CUTE!!! What kind of yarn are you using? Love the colors you've shown off to us! :D

You've given me a very good idea for my husband's niece for her b-day in Sept.

Thanks for sharing!!

Kim
hillerkim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2005, 05:24 PM   #7
brendajos
Grafting the Toe
 
brendajos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Going through your stash...pay no attention over here
Posts: 6,256
Thanks: 29
Thanked 192 Times in 120 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to brendajos
i am a little embarassed to say what i used for these guys...lol. remember i have become a TOTAL yarn snob.

the blue one is Lorna's Laces (which by the way i am not in love with...feels great and the colors are beautiful but it seems to split pretty easily) and the other one is landscapes believe. Something that i got at my LYS anyway. the only tag i have with me is rolled up inside the ball so i can't remember for sure. Definitely more money than i should spend to make something like this but i decided i just don't care...i just used what i had. And i have plenty left to make scarves to match both of them...lol
__________________
Brenda
brendajos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2005, 06:00 PM   #8
hillerkim
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: WI
Posts: 132
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Don't be embarressed! I really like the way they turned out and sometimes it's all about what you use! :D

Great job!
hillerkim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2005, 11:27 PM   #9
roxyquiksilver34
1st Leg of the Journey
 
roxyquiksilver34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Maryland, baby!
Posts: 153
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
OMG they are sooooooooo cute - very nice work...they look better than mine!

I wasn't totally sure on the counts for the handle/buttonhole, but it looks like you managed just fine
Great job!


:XX:
__________________
("`-''-/").___..--''"`-._
`6_ 6 ) `-. ( ).`-.__.`)
(_Y_.)' ._ ) `._ `. ``-..-'
_..`--'_..-_/ /--'_.' ,'
(((' (((-((('' ((((
roxyquiksilver34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2005, 11:48 PM   #10
brendajos
Grafting the Toe
 
brendajos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Going through your stash...pay no attention over here
Posts: 6,256
Thanks: 29
Thanked 192 Times in 120 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to brendajos
Originally Posted by roxyquiksilver34
OMG they are sooooooooo cute - very nice work...they look better than mine!

I wasn't totally sure on the counts for the handle/buttonhole, but it looks like you managed just fine
Great job!


:XX:
oh sheesh yer killin' me...lol. my friends kept laughing at me because i kept ripping out that button hole....i swear i did it 4 times and they kept wanting to see the finished product and i coudln't show it to them because i couldn't figure out the button hole...lol. i really did enjoy the pattern and you were right....super easy. working on another one now that i am doing differently...we'll see what happens with it.

thank you for the pattern!!
__________________
Brenda
brendajos is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Warm Up America Mimicathead Charity Knitting 14 04-05-2013 06:55 PM
Warm Woolies brenda5316 Charity Knitting 3 04-17-2009 02:46 PM
Warm Welcome ladytruckdriver General Knitting 3 01-24-2009 02:49 PM
FO: Cellphone Pouch - Improved Version..I re-did a part Mo0nAngel What'cha Knittin'? 11 09-20-2006 07:58 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:33 AM.