Thursday, March 20, 2008

Houndstooth Cell Phone Cozy Necklace

I used black Opal sock yarn, natural colored sock yarn, and worked on #0 dpns. Here is a short recipe for the cozy.

Cast on 6 stitches. Work garter stitch for 12 ribs (24 rows.) Pick up 12 stitches on each long side and 6 stitches each short side. Work a couple of rows in black, then start pattern, using white doubled since it was thinner.

The houndstooth pattern is a four-stitch, four-row repeat which can be found by googling.

After sufficient length of the pattern, switch to a couple of rows of garter stitch. Cast off around the top, starting with last 2 stitches on the needle with 12 stitches, and continue around binding off until 8 stitches left (these are in the center of a long side.) Continue with garter stitch until long enough, and do a 4-stitch one row buttonhole, knit a couple more rows of garter stitch and bind off.

The i-cord was done with 3 stitches and sewn on to the sides after it was long enough to go around my neck.

I don't always have pockets to carry my phone, so designed a necklace to hold it.

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