Owl iPod Cozy 02/08/2010
 
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I've been needing a little case for my iPod since I treat it so terribly...throwing it in my jacket pocket most of the time and then often dropping it at the gym...woops!

I found this pattern on Ravelry by Kayleen Grage using the owl cable pattern originally from Owls by Katie Davies. I've used the owls before in a couple dishcloths I made for the holidays and it's adorable! They will often put little buttons for the eyes, but I decided it might scratch my iPod and kept the owl's eyes mysterious. ; )

You'll need:
Spare yarn from another project
US size 4 dpn's (set of 5)
US size 4 straight needles (for the double knitting)
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker, 2 tiny buttons, sewing thread (optional)

Read more for the full pattern!


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Pattern:
Cast 24 stitches onto size 4 straights.
Double knit for 6 rows: *k1, sl1 pwise* across full row.

Transfer stitches to two dpn's (I hold two dpn's side by side in my right hand, grabbing a knit stitch with one needle, then a slipped stitch with the other, etc.).
Weave in the cast on end. Turn work right side out (for the working. You will actually be knitting the work inside out).

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This is what the stitches will look like once split onto two dpns and before you turn the work inside out!

Divide the stitches onto 4 dpn's (6 - 6 - 6 - 6).

Rounds 1 - 3: p2, k8, p2, k to end (all 12 stitches on needles 3 and 4)
Round 4: p2, C4B, C4F, p2, k to end  (knit loosely in the cable)
Rounds 5 - 11: same as round 1
Round 12: same as round 4
Round 13: same as round 1
Rounds 14 - 15: p2, k1, p2, k2, p2, k1, p2, k to end
Rounds 16 - 17: same as round 1
Round 18: same as round 4
Round 19: same as round 1
(If you want to sew on eyes, do it now!)
Round 20 - 24: k all around
Rounds 25 - 31: p1, *k2, p2* around to last stitch, p1 (The number of times you do this is up to you and the length of your iPod)

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Bind off in pattern.

Weave in end.

Flip inside out and cozy up your iPod!

 


Comments

parnia

Wed, 03 Mar 2010 20:25:15

thank you so much for sharing this pattern i was hunting for it for the past quiet sometime. Bless you!

 



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