Stripey iPhone Cosy

You will need:

• Left over sock yarn. A scant 15g will be enough.

• Your favourite pair of short circular needles or one long one, 3.5mm

• A spare hour on the bus or train.

Off you go:

Cast on 32 stitches using the Knitty Magic Loop cast-on method, resulting in 16 stitches on front and back or on each needle.

Knit until it’s long enough, approx 38 rows at this guage. Then switch to a 2-1 rib by repeating K2 P1 until your rib section is long enough. If you want to make a flap instead, cast off half the stitches and rib the other half, like this:

R1 k2 p1 to end.

R2 p2 k1 to end.

Repeat 8 times, then cast off loosely using a larger needle.

Add a button loop and big decorative button.

Try patterning another one with the design from the toe-up Monkey, or your favourite cable pattern. You could also put a pocket in the side for your headphones, although there’s enough ease to pop them in the back.

Block by soaking in warm water (with a little conditioner added if you like), squeeze out excess water, pat gently into shape, and dry flat.

To make an earphone pocket, cast on 26 stitches and knit a rectangle. Slip stitch to the outside of your cosy. Try it using contrasting yarn and cross stitches.


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