As part of my stash-busting efforts lately, I wanted to give my Kindle Fire a much-needed cover. I usually just throw the Kindle into my purse and off I go. I’ve realized that is probably not my best idea.
The yarn I used was leftover Biggo on size 7 Harmony DPNs. As it came from my stash and is leftover from another project, I cannot tell you the exact amount, but it was less than one skein. The strap is worsted weight from my stash and is Manos del Uruguay Maxima. Please remember, these are just my notes, not a real, tested pattern. I’ve also never actually written a pattern, so if anything is unclear or confusing, let me know and I will try to clarify. Here goes nothing!
Tools and Notions
- Size 7 DPNs or circular needles
- Biggo, or bulky yarn
- Worsted weight yarn (easily adjustable to any weight yarn you have on hand)
- A button (any size you like)
4 stitches by 5 rows per inch
Using Judy’s Magic Cast-On, cast on 38 stitches.
Knit in the round for 6.5 inches from the cast-on edge. If you would like your cozy to fully cover your Kindle instead of partially (shown in picture above), knit for inches from the cast-on edge instead.
Purl the next round.
Knit the next round.
Purl the next round.
Bind off loosely. Weave in the ends and block the piece.
The next part is far less structured. Determine where on the cover you would like your button. Create an i-cord or crochet chain that fits comfortably but securely around the button and attaches in the back. I finagled a lot with this before getting the exact fit I wanted.
And viola! Very easy cozy.
Aww what a cute cosy 🙂 great stash busting idea!
I like how the chunky yarn seems to miniaturize the kindle. It’s adorable!
this is great 🙂
Personally I think knitted Kindle covers are better than the leather contraptions – I can have as many as I want in different colours and if I mislaid the cover I just make a new one!
I agree as I have a boring black leather kindle cover. Time to make a bright yarny replacement. 🙂
I had a go at intarsia knitting a while back after a gap of about 18 years – it came out completely the wrong size for what it was meant to be (a cafetiere cosy) …but it was perfect for a kindle cover! It’s an ill wind, eh?
So cute and what a great Idea for stash-busting or as a quick format for experimenting with colour combinations :).
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