An iPhone cover in 4 ply merino, knitted in the round, in a textured stitch.
Free online knitting pattern
If, like me, you’ve just fallen in love with your new smartphone, you’ll want to protect it. What better way than a waffle-stitch cosy?
Your phone deserves the best, so choose something with a lot of bounce to show-off the stitch pattern. Some left over, hand-painted, superwash merino sock yarn is ideal.
Instructions are given for double pointed needles, but it easily be knit on circular needles using the magic loop technique. The bottom of the cost is joined using the three-needle cast-off (that’s ‘bind-off’ to US English speakers). This technique is a bit fiddly but easy to master, a sewn seam could alternatively be used.
The finished cosy measures 13.5 x 6 cm (5 1/4 x 2 1/4 in.) unstretched, and stretches to fit an iPhone 4 or other device measuring approx. 11.5 x 6 x 1 cm (4 1/2 x 2 1/5 x 1/2 in.).
Yarn & notions
- 55 m (60 yards) heavy 4 ply superwash merino such as It’s a Stitch Up Favourite Sock
Needles & equipment
- 4 x 2 mm double pointed needles
- 4 x 2.75 mm double pointed needles
If using circular needles, you will need a spare 2.75 mm needle for the three-needle cast-off.
38 sts and 48 rows over 10 cm (4 in.) square in unstretched waffle pattern
Using smaller needles, CO 42 sts
Distribute sts across three needles. Join to work in the round, taking care not to twist work.
Next row (rib): [K1, p1] to end
Work 5 rows more in 1 x 1 rib
Switch to larger needles
Row 1: Purl
Rows 2-4: [P1, k2] to end
Continue in waffle pattern until work measures 13 cm (5 in.), ending with row 3 of pattern
Next row (decrease): [K2tog, k1] to end (28 sts)
Turn work inside out, distribute sts evenly on 2 needles, 14 sts on each
Work three needle cast-off
Weave in ends and turn right-side out