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Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia


July/August 2007: iPod/Cellphone Holder

Realizing that my stash of left over sock yarn had become too large to contain, and after attempting a few patchwork tube scarves, I realized I would have to become creative with new ways to get rid of this yarn! After discussing this with my daughter, she came up with the idea of making covers for her newly purchased iPod and cell phone! These are quick and easy to do and you don't need much yarn to make one! You can use many varieties of weights of yarn; just make sure you use the right size needle for the yarn. The pattern is based around the size of a razr but also fits many other cell phones. But it won't necessarily fit all phones, so you may have to knit a bit then figure out whether it is the appropriate size for your phone!

Cast on 32 stitches on 3 size 2.25 double pointed needles. In the round, knit 2, purl 2 for about ¼ to ½ an inch to make top ribbing. Then proceed to knit until the entire work measures 5 inches, or desired length. Bind off with the 3-needle bind off.

Alternatively, you could rib the entire sock. To make the iPod sock, cast on 42 stitches, and proceed with pattern.

-Freda & Caitlin Cormier