Monday, January 16, 2012
Note: I made this cell phone case as part of a gift for my Mom's birthday present, we have the same type of phone, so it made it pretty easy for me to do the sizing and such. This case was originally made for my 3 3/4 inch tall, 1 1/4 inch wide, phone. But it will fit any phone that's 4 1/2 inches tall to 2 1/2 inches wide. So pretty much any smart phones, anything you have. If could even work for the average sized camera. So...it's pretty roomy. (I wouldn't suggest making this for just an mp3 player)
Sieze: 5 inches tall
2 1/2 inches across
(But it's yarn...it stretches)
Yarn (Like...a 9th of a full skein, I used Red Heart Super Saver 312 Black)
Size 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles
1 Medium-smallish button (mine was 3/4" around and a bit of a struggle to fit, I'd suggest a 1/2" button)
1 Cable needle
1 Tapestry needle
1 yarn needle
1 large rounded pointed thing (example: A size 11 - 15 knitting needle)
1) Cast on 18 stitches.
2) Knit in stockinette stitch for 3/4 inch, end on RS.
3)Row 1: P4, k2, p6, k2, p4
Next Row 2: k4, p2, k6, p2, k4
Next Row 3: p4, k2, p6, k2, p4
Next Row 4: k4, p2, sl 3 (front), k3, k3 from cn, ps, k4
Rows 5, 7, and 9: p4, k2, p6, k2, p4
Row 6 and 8: k4, p2, k6, p2, k4
Row 10: k4, p2, sl 3 (front), k3, k3 from cn, ps, k4
Repeat from *~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~* down until your piece measures 9 inches total.
4) If you're on the RS, knit all the way across one row. Then the next row, purl. Continue in this fashion for Stockinette stitch.
If you're on the WS, purl all the way across one row. Then the next row, knit. Coninue in this fashion for Stockinette stitch.
5) Knit in stockinette stitch for 1 inch, or until your piece measures 10" long. Bind off.
6) Block overnight.
7) Slip the phone, camera, etc into your case, pin where you would like to sew. I have a 3 3/4 inch flap, which becomes 2 1/2 inches when the phone's in it. The depth of mine is 3 3/4 inches. This stays the same whether the phone's in it or not.
8) Using a yarn needle and the same yarn used for the case, sew the sides. You can learn to do this the way I did, here:
9) Using your tapestry needle, sew your button onto the case according to where you want the end of your flap to be. You can learn to do this the way I did, here:
10) To get a button hole, take your large circular pointed object, I used a size 15 knitting needle, and pierce it through the front flap of your case. Take your fingers and spread itsome. This should give a you a good sized button hole for a medium-smallish button.
Posted by Emily Pritchard at 3:25 PM
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Note: Hey! So over winter break I found a fabulous v neck sweater design to knit! So, I finished it a few weeks a ago, and I've finally decided to post it! I got it from the "Love of Knitting" magazine Fall 2011 edition. Unfortunately there's no boys in our family, I had to use a barbie head to model it. The one I made is in the smallest size which is child's 6-9 months. (You can find unknown terms in the pattern at the bottom) Enjoy!
1) 1 FULL skein of size 4 worsted yarn (I used the Red Heart Super Saver 305 Aspen Print the magazine version used 2-3 skeins of 7899 Cloudy Dawn Liberty Wool by Classic Elite yarns)
2) Size 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles
3) Yarn needle
Gauge: 21 sts and 28 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st
Sizes: Child's 6-9 months (1 year, 2-3 years, 4-5 years)
Chest: 22 (24, 25, 26)"
Length: 10 (11, 12.5, 13.5)"
1) Cast on 58 (62, 66, 70) sts. Work in k2, p2 rib, ending with k2, for 2", ending with a WS row.Change to St st and work even until piece measures 6 (6.5, 7, 7.5)" from beg, ending with a WS row.
2) SHAPE ARMHOLES: Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows; 50 (54, 58, 62) sts.
Next (dec) row (RS): K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Next row: Purl
Repeat last two rows a total of 3 (3, 4, 4) times; 44 (48, 50, 54) sts. Work even until armholes measure 4 (4.5, 5.5, 6)". Bind off.
1) Work as for back to start of armhole shaping.
2) SHAPE NECK AND ARMHOLES: Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows; 50 (54, 58, 62) sts. Mark center of row 25 (27, 29, 31) sts from each end.
Next (dec) row (RS): K1, ssk, knit to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k1; join a second ball of yarn and work k1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1,; 4 sts dec.
Working both sides separately at the same time, cont to dec at armhole edges every other row 2 (2, 3, 3) times more, and at neck edges every other row 10 (12, 12, 12) times more; 11 (11, 12, 14) sts, each side. Work even until piece measures same as back. Bind off.
1) Sew shoulder seams.
2) NECK TRIM: Wish RS facing, pick up and knit 72 (76, 84, 88) sts around neck opening, beg and end at point of V-neck. Work in k2, p2 ric for 1". Bind off. Lap ends and sew in place.
3) ARMHOLE TRIM: Wish RS facing, pick up and knit 52 (56, 64, 68) sts around armhole opening. Work in k2, p2 rib for 1". Bind off. Rep for opposite armhole.
4) Sew side seams. Weave in ends. Block.
St st: Stockinette stich
sl: slip stitch
ssk: (slip, slip, knit) slip 1 knitwise, slip 1 knitwise, k2, sl sts tog tbl (decrease)
RS: Right side
WS: Wrong side
Posted by Emily Pritchard at 6:27 PM