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I wanted to make a cover for my brother’s iPod. Now, I couldn’t remember which iPod he had and started off with an iPod nano cover. It turns out he has an iPod classic. Well, something for the next few days to figure out, I guess. If you do not have an iPod nano yourself but would like some guidance on the size you can glue your own iPod nano paper template together.

Cabled iPod nano cover pattern

This cover is worked in the round with a somewhat difficult cast on as already described for the pink toe-up mobile pouch.

You need:

Four double pointed needles 3mm. Odd ends of laceweight yarn, about  600m/100g. I used lambswool from an old olive vest.

Cast on 17 sts without making a knot into first st. Turn needle vertically and knit 16 sts out of cast on sts. Slip 17th st off the first needle. You should now have 16 sts on each side or 32 sts altogether. Alternatively you could cast on 32 stitches and sew them together when finished knitting the cover.

Round 1: 3p, 2k, 2p, 2k, 2p, 2k, 6p, 2k, 2p, 2k, 2p, 2k, 3p.

Round 2: 3p, 2k, 2p, 2k, 2p, 2k, 6p, 2k, 2p, 2k, 2p, 2k, 3p.

Round 3: 3p, slip next 4sts on cable needle, 2k, slip 2p from cable needle onto left needle and 2p, k2 from cable needle, 2p, 2k, 6p, slip next 4sts on cable needle, 2k, slip 2p from cable needle onto left needle and 2p, k2 from cable needle, 2p, 2k, 3p.

Round 4 to 8: 3p, 2k, 2p, 2k, 2p, 2k, 6p, 2k, 2p, 2k, 2p, 2k, 3p.

Round 9: 3p, 2k, 2p, slip next 4sts on cable needle, 2k, slip 2p from cable needle onto left needle and 2p, k2 from cable needle, 6p, 2k, 2p, slip next 4sts on cable needle, 2k, slip 2p from cable needle onto left needle and 2p, k2 from cable needle, 3p.

Round 10 to 14:  3p, 2k, 2p, 2k, 2p, 2k, 6p, 2k, 2p, 2k, 2p, 2k, 3p.

Repeat rounds 3 to 14 4 times.

Round 63: as round 3

Round 64 and 65: as round 4.

Cast off. Sew threads.

Of course you can make this cover as long as you want. The number of rounds is just a suggestion. You could as well make a cover for a recorder, a mobile, or your knitting needles. My patterns are not for those who follow instructions by the letter. Give it a go. Try other yarns and needle sizes. Take the pattern further and modify it for your own purposes.

Copyright Karin Haack at recycleknit@wordpress.com

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Mobiles get bashed up in the bag quite a bit. If you are not one of those who feel the need to change their mobile every half a year and try the ecological approach of keeping it for longer, but still fancy it to be in mint condition, I can only recommend the use of a pouch. Since I have my phone I kept it in a pouch. My mobile is still in without scratches after 3 years of use. But I thought it’s about time to make a new pouch. Even the hardest of ecological knitters does not need to use her mobile pouch until it falls apart.

I chose a couple of small balls of the Great Gatsby pink cashmere wool, doubled to make a thicker yarn.  The pink ribbon is recycled too. It was one of the couple of loops originally used in the cashmere jumper for putting the jumper on the hanger.

The pouch is worked like a toe-up sock, so, a toe-up mobile pouch. There are no seems whatsoever, if you fancy working in one piece, and I certainly do.
You will need some skill knitting something small with double pointed needles in the round. If you are used to knitting socks with double pointed needles you should be fine approaching something more fiddly. If you’ve not used double pointed needles for working in the round before, this pattern will be a bit of a challenge, especially in the beginning.

Pattern

Yarn:  Recycled cashmere yarn, about 350m to 400m (380 to 440 yd)/50g.

Needles: 4 double pointed knitting needles 3mm (UK 11, US 3), 1 crochet hook 2.5mm (UK 12, US B or C).

Other things needed:  Pink ribbon about 5mm wide and 20cm long. Some Velcro. Pink thread and a sewing needle or fabric glue. Threading needle.

Bottom: Cast on 17 sts without making a knot at the beginning. Turn the work vertically and take 16 sts out of the bottom of the cast on sts. Discard the 17th cast on on the first needle. You now have 16 sts on each side.Knit one round. Knit 2nd round as follows: 1k, make1, 14k, make1, 1k; do the same on the second needle. You now have 18 sts on each needle. knit another 2 rounds.

Body: start stitch pattern.
Round 1: * P 3 tog without slipping the stitch from the needle, kit tog, then purl tog again, k3, repeat from * 6 times.
Rounds 2 to 6: knit.
Round 7: * K3, P 3 tog without slipping the stitch from the needle, kit tog, then purl tog again, k3, repeat from * 6 times.
Round 8 to 12: knit.
Knit stitch pattern 4 times.

Crochet edging: ch first two sts together, 3ch, 1dc in first of 3ch, 1ch, *1dc in next two sts, 3ch, 1dc in first ch, 1ch* repeat from * 16 times. Fasten off with one ch into first ch of edging.

Thread ends.

Sew or glue Velcro into pouch just below the edging. Thread ribbon through the holes made by the edging. Make a loop into ribbon without tightening it (the pouch is fastened with the velcro). Make the loop permanent by sewing or glueing it.

Copyright Karin Haack at recycleknit@wordpress.com

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