Friday, September 14, 2012

Tablet "Sweater" Pattern

Look what I got!
Yep I got myself a tablet! 
This thing is the coolest gadget in the world but there was one problem,
my tablet needed some protection.
So I knitted my tablet it's very own little "sweater", pretty cool huh?
Want to make your own? 
This project is relatively easy and a great beginner cable project that whips up in no time.
This pattern is based off the measurements of my Samsung Note Tablet
which is roughly 10"x 7"
It would be relatively easy to size this pattern up or down by adding or subtracting stitches in the knit sections of this pattern.

Tablet Sweater

Materials:
  1 skien of worsted weight yarn (I used Caron's Simply Soft in Grey)
  1 pair of4 mm (# 8) knitting needles 
  1 4 mm (#8) crochet hook
  1 cable needle
  2 buttons
  small amount of fabric for lining

C4F - Slip 4 Stitches onto Cable needle and hold to the front of work, knit next 4 stitches on left needle, then knit 4 stitches from cable needle

C4BSlip 4 Stitches onto Cable needle and hold to the back of work, knit next 4 stitches on left needle, then knit 4 stitches from cable needle

Pattern:

Cast on 50 stitches

Rows 1-4: K10, P2, K8, P2, K6, P2, K8, P2, K10
Row 5: K10, P2,C4F, P2, K6, P2, C4F, P2, K10
Rows 6 - 13:  K10, P2, K8, P2, K6, P2, K8, P2, K10
Row 14:  K10, P2,C4B, P2, K6, P2, C4F, P2, K10

Continue in pattern until piece measures approximately 19 inches, then:

K10, P2, K8, P2, K6, P2, K8, P2, K10 for 3 rows
K10, P2, K3 YO K2tog K4, P2, K6, P2, K3 YO K2tog K4 , P2, K10 (this creates the button holes)
K10, P2, K8, P2, K6, P2, K8, P2, K10 for 4 rows

Bind off

To Assemble:

Block knitted piece well to allow design to show
Cut fabric to roughly same size as knitted piece and sew down to the edges.
Fold and sew up sides, leaving a flap.
Using crochet hook single crochet around the edges of the flap for a tidy looking trim.
Sew on buttons and admire!



 If you spot any errors in the pattern please let me know

      


5 comments:

  1. That is amazing... the sweater looks like a style you would just buy off the rack at a store.

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    1. I actually copied the design off one of my favorite sweaters =)

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  2. hi i am wondrering if its correct but i think the rows should be changing in every second row so

    Rows 1 and 3: K10, P2, K8, P2, K6, P2, K8, P2, K10
    rows 2 and 4 : P10 K2 P8 K2 P6 K2 P8 K2 P10

    ? or is it just me cos i am not getting what you've posted on pictures

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