Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Quick and Dirty iPad Cover - Free Pattern

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”
Stitch explanation:
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.


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