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Mar 7 02009 11.54a

knit iPhone sleeve

I started knitting in December, because it makes me feel like a Norwegian sailor. The other day I decided to knit an iPhone cover because I don’t like the rubberized covers that snap or slip onto the phone itself, but I needed something to put it in.

my iPhone in the knit iPhone cozy

This is the first knitting pattern I’ve designed, and my first item that uses a magic cast-on so it can be knit from the bottom up, in the round. All you will need is No. 7 DPNs and worsted weight yarn. I used a 50/50 nylon/acrylic because it is very durable. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Cast on 24 stitches using this technique (here’s a video demo). It won’t look like much after the cast-on, but just start knitting in the round, in earnest, and you will see that a pocket starts to form.
  2. Knit 25 rounds.
  3. Rounds 26-33: k2p2 around
  4. Cast off!

If you want, you can knit an icord and attach that to the top, but I opted to keep my iPhone cover sleek and minimal.

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