If you went wild and crazy and bought an iPad for yourself or a loved one (as in my case), and you suddenly realize you should have bought a cover (you thought that rolling, accordian thingy Apple promotes for the cover would suffice), and UPS is due at your front door ANY TIME NOW, then you need a quick and dirty iPad cover that can be whipped up in no time:
Quick and Dirty iPad Cover
Measurements: 8" wide x 11” long
Gauge: 12 stitches = 3” in garter stitch. Row gauge is not critical.
2 skeins of Plymouth Encore Worsted in #0848, or color of preference
Needles: Size 13 (9 mm) needles
2 buttons, size 7/8”
Garter St Patt
Row 1 (RS): Knit across.
Patt Row: As Row 1.Seed St Patt
Row 1 (RS): *k,p; rep from * across
Row 2 (WS): *p,k; rep from * across
K2tog: knit two together
SSK: Slip, slip, knit. Slip first stitch as if to knit, slip second stitch as if to knit, then return both stitches to left needle and knit them together through the back loop.
Inc: knit through the front and back of stitch
NOTE: You will be knitting holding two strands of yarn together.
Cast on 22 stitches.
Rows 1 – 5: Seed St
Row 6: inc 1, k across, inc 1 on last stitch. 24 stitches.
Row 7: k
Continue in garter st until the article measures 20.5 inches from the edge.
Next row: k2tog, k across to the last 2 stitches, ssk the last two stitches. 22 stitches.
Next 2 rows: Seed St
Next row (button hole row): K5, k2tog, yo,k8, yo, ssk, k5
Next 2 rows: Seed st
Cast off in pattern.
Fold the article over (Button Holes on top) and sew up the sides. Sew buttons into place.