Kindle love

Sunday, May 29, 2011

I am a bit of a bookworm, I love reading, and because I take public transportation to and from work, I do get a lot of time to do it. This quiet hour in the morning helps me prepare for work, and relax after, on my way home. I consider it “me” time, and I look forward to it every day.
This is why, a while back, I bought a Kindle and I have to say that I love it. Because it is one of my most prized possessions I want to take good care of it, but keeping it in my purse can easily lead to it being scratched or damaged. It needs a sleeve. I got one on Etsy a while back, and it’s really cute, but I thought I would “marry” my two passions, reading and knitting and make my own sleeve.
I had leftover yarn from this project, so I set to work. I tried a few different stitch combinations, but ultimately what showed off this yarn best was a simple stockinette stitch. I made a moss stitch border and a matching button flap. The lining is made from matching-color felt fabric.
Quick, simple and stylish, I think!

If anyone feels like making something similar here are the details:
CO 36 sts.
1st Row: *K1, P1* repeat to end.
2nd Row: *P1,K1* repeat to end.
Repeat these 2 rows forming the moss stitch 5 more times.
Beginning with a knit row, work in stockinette until the piece measures 14 inches.
Knit another 12 row border in moss stitch as indicated above.
Bind off.
For the lining, cut a piece of fabric (preferably felt) to be about 5.25 inches wide and 16 inches long and sew the sides together. Join the sides of the knitted case as well and insert the fabric into the kintted piece. Sew together in several places to secure.
For the flap:
CO 42 stitches. Work 5 rows in moss stitch.
6th Row: knit the first 5 stitches in moss stich, k2tog, yf,(this creates a buttonhole) seed stitch to the end.
Rows 7-11: continue in moss stitch.
Bind off.
Sew flap onto the case, positioning it in the middle at the beginning of the border. Choose a cute botton and sew on.
Voila, finished Kindle case!
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  1. I also love my kindle. :) In fact, I have two - the old one and the new one. My old one does not have a sleeve, I think I need to make one for it. What weight yarn did you use for your case?

  2. Hi Siga,I used a Fingering weight yarn (it needed about 160 yards) and 3.25mm needles. I will add the pattern to Ravelry as well, probably this week. Glad you like it! And the postal strike is over, the chick is on it's way!