Saturday, June 11, 2011

iPad Accessory Case

My husband asked me to knit him a case for his iPad accessories (cords, iPad pen, and earbuds). He wanted to keep all the accessories in his iPad case but didn't want them to scratch the iPad. I asked him what color and size he wanted it and got to work!

Here is the finished work:


...and the pattern:


iPad Accessory Case


Finished Dimensions: Approximately 16 cm long x 11 cm wide (about 6.5x4.5 inches)
Materials: About 40 yards of worsted weight yard in color of choice, 1 pair US 7 straight knitting needles, embroidery needle

CO 33 st
Row 1 (RS): k4, (p1, k7) x3, p1, k4           
Row 2 (WS): p3, (k1, p1, k1, p5) x3, k1, p1, k1, p3
Row 3: k2, (p1, k3) x7, p1, k2
Row 4: p1, (k1, p5, k1, p1) repeat to end
Row 5: (p1, k7) repeat to last stitch, p1
Row 6: p1, (k1, p5, k1, p1) repeat to end
Row 7: k2, (p1, k3) x7, p1, k2
Row 8: p3, (k1, p1, k1, p5) x3, k1, p1, k1, p3
Rows 9-24*Repeat rows 1-8 (2 times)
Row 25 (RS): k4, (p1, k7) x3, p1, k4           
Row 26 (WS): p3, (k1, p1, k1, p5) x3, k1, p1, k1, p3
Row 27: k2, (p1, k3) x7, p1, k2
Row 28: p1, (k1, p5, k1, p1) repeat to end
Row 29: Using the pattern for row 5; bind off first 8 stitches (24 stitches on left needle and 1 stitch on the right) and continue knitting the rest of the row (k7, p1, k7, p1, k7, p1)
Row 30: p1 (k1, p5, k1, p1) x3
Row 31: k2 (p1, k3) x5, p1, k2
Row 32: p3, (k1, p1, k1, p5) x2, k1, p1, k1, p3
Row 33: k4, (p1, k7) x2, p1, k4
Row 34: p3, (k1, p1, k1, p5) x2, k1, p1, k1, p3
Row 35: k2 (p1, k3) x5, p1, k2
Row 36: p1, (k1, p5, k1, p1) x3
Row 37: (p1, k7) repeat to last stitch, p1
Rows 38-53: Repeat rows 30-37 (2 times)
Row 54: p1 (k1, p5, k1, p1) x3
Row 55: k2 (p1, k3) x5, p1, k2
Row 56: p3, (k1, p1, k1, p5) x2, k1, p1, k1, p3
Row 57: k4, (p1, k7) x2, p1, k4
Bind off leaving a long tail for seaming

Finishing:
Fold case inside out and use yarn tail to seam side and bottom of case.

Option 1: Fold right side out and fold tab almost completely over the front cover. Sew almost completely down each side of the tab to create a pocket.
Option 2: Sew Velcro or snaps on the front of the case and the bottom of the pocket to close.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Polliwog Sleep Sack

May's challenge was to create an item for a baby with cables and the them ocean. Since I have a baby I gladly took on the challenge. I had never worked with cables before but once I got started I realized they were a lot less difficult than I thought they would be. I made a sleep sack but was running out of time so it ended up being too short for him...I guess I'll just have to use it for future babies :)