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John wanted an iPod cozy that had windows for the controls and he already has a cover with a flap, so I went on a quest. I found separate patterns with little elements and decided to find a way to put them all together knitting in the round so it would go by more quickly and look neater than those stitched together.

You'll need
US 4 dpn's (set of 5)
Tapestry Needle
Button and thread

Read more for the pattern and pictures!

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)

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A Berroco exclusive pattern!
Read more for the pattern and step by step photos
When I saw this project in First Knits: projects for beginning knitters by Luise Roberts and Kate Haxell (buy it here), I knew I had to try it!

Here's what I used (it is different in the book):

Two 3.5zoz balls of Patons Shetland Chunky Taupe in Bulky
US 10 (6mm) needles
Tapestry Needle
Short Length of dark brown wool yarn (This is for the eyes and bunny is still waiting on those and I will update when I've bought some darker yarn!)

Their bunny was about 9" from nose to tail, but because my yarn was a different size, my bunny is almost 12"! As usual, please refer to the Glossary for any explanations of terminology and notation...
This scarf was to be a Christmas present for John's mom, but because of a large workload near Christmas (and how lengthy a scarf has to be!), I wasn't able to finish it until yesterday...Luckily, that's just in time for her birthday!

You'll need:
US size 8 needles
2 balls of worsted, medium weight Red Heart Soft Yarn (256 yds) in Mid Blue (you won't need all of both balls. If you can find one ball of 325 yards, that should probably be enough!)

The Pattern is one of my own and is extremely simple:
  • Cast on 48 stitches with the Long Tail Cast-on Method (or the Thumb Cast-on Method)
  • R1, R3, R7:   (p2, k2)*, p12, k8, p12, (k2, p2)*
  • R2, R4, R6, R8:   (k2, p2)*, k12, p8, k12, (p2, k2)*
  • R5:  (p2, k2)*, p12, CF8, p12, (k2, p2)*
  • Repeat Rows 1 - 8 until desired length
Tada! Please feel free to refer to the Glossary for help with terminology or notation. = )
Just to help out with terminology and notation in patterns...I will add to this as the list of patterns grows. I'll also try to regulate the way I notate things as many people have different ways of saying the same thing! Knit away, fellow artistes!

A great place to see videos of certain techniques is (I have put specific links for specific techniques in the Glossary below...they are wonderful teachers!)