I am pleased to present the first ever Guest Contributor to ChemKnits, Marilynn from Napa, CA! According to Marilynn, "I've been knitting for about two years. This is the first time I've designed a pattern. There weren't many felted Kindle covers online..." so she created this lovely cover to provide your eReader with extra protection.The Flap Pattern
The Case Pattern
- Size 8 knitting needles
- 1 skein Lion Wool yarn, Autumn Sunset (or any worsted weight wool)
- 1 button
- Velcro tabs
The Case Pattern
- Cast on 56 sts
- Knit in Garter stitch 2 rows (K both rows)
- Knit Stockinette stitch until 11” long (K right side rows, P wrong side rows)
- Bind off
- Fold the fabric, Use mattress stitch for sides and bottom
- Cast on 30 stitches
- Work 10 rows in Stockinette stitch (K first & last st on purl rows)
- 11th row (and all odd rows) decrease 2 stitches, one at either end of the row.
- 12th row - K1, P until last stitch, K1.
- Repeat rows 11 and 12 - until 2 stitches remain. Bind off.
- Attach to top of cover by either mattress stitch or picking up stitches.
- Felt until slightly larger than the Kindle (7.5”H x 4.8”w). Measure during felting process so it doesn’t shrink too much. It can be stretched, to a point, before it dries.
- Sew squares of Velcro at end of the inside of the flap and to appropriate spot on cover.
- Sew a decorative button to the outside of the flap.
I hope you enjoy Marilynn's Felted Kindle Cover as much as her Shih Tzu and cat who kept her company as she designed this knitting pattern for you. I am so glad that she found me through my article on free iPad Cover knitting pattens so I could help her share this pattern with you!
Abbreviations and Definitions Used in this pattern:
Stockinette - Knit across the right side rows, purl across the wrong side rows
Garter - Knit all rows
K - knit
P - purl
SSK - decrease by slipping two stitches then knitting them together. Alternatively, you could slip one stitch, knit one stitch and pass slipped stitch over.
K2tog - decrease by knitting two stitches together.
This pattern was created by Marilynn and published at ChemKnits.com for your personal or charity use. You are not distribute or reprint this pattern without the permission.
© 2011 Marilynn, guest designer at ChemKnits (www.chemknits.com)