eReader Cozy

Make a homemade Christmas gift the technology fan in your family will love like this e-Reader Cozy. Really challenge your crafting as you use both knit and crochet techniques to make a homemade Christmas gift that will be useful for years. If you’ve never tried a cable knit pattern before, this is the perfect Christmas knitting pattern to start with. You don’t need to spend tons of money to find a Christmas present that’s compatible with technology!

Materials:

1 skein RED HEART® With Love® yarn in Mango-1252

mm [US 7] Susan Bates® Knitting Needles

4 mm [US G] Susan Bates® Crochet Hook

Yarn needle

Cable needle

1¾” (4 cm) toggle

 Gauge:  25 sts = 4″ (10 cm), 26 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in Cable Stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

 Special Stitches:

 M1 = Make 1 (Increase) – Lift strand between needles to left-hand needle and knit strand through the back loop, twisting the stitch to prevent a hole in the fabric.

Cable (uses 4 sts) – Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in front of work, K2 from the left needle, K2 from the cable needle.

Instructions:

Cozy Measures 6″ (15 cm) wide x 10″ (25 cm) long

Body

Cast on 32 sts.

Row 1: Knit across.

Row 2 (Right side): Knit across.

Row 3 (Increase row): K2, (M1, K5) across: 38 sts.

Row 4: K1, (P1, K4) across to last 2 sts, P1, K1.

Row 5: P1, (K1, P4) across to last 2 sts, K1, P1.

Row 6: K1, (P1, work Cable) across to last 2 sts, P1, K1.

Row 7: P1, (K1, P4) across to last 2 sts, K1, P1.

Repeat Rows 4-7 for pattern until Body measures approximately 9¼” (24 cm) from cast on edge, ending by working Row 4.

Turning Ridge (wrong side): Knit.

Beginning with Row 4, repeat rows 4-7 until Body measures approximately 19½” (49.5 cm) from cast on edge, ending by working a Row 4. Repeat Turning Ridge.

 Flap

Row 1: Knit across.

Row 2 (Right side): K1, (P1, K4) across to last 2 sts, P1, K1.

Row 3: P1, (K1, P4) across to last 2 sts, K1, P1.

Row 4: K1, (P1, work Cable) across to last 2 sts, P1, K1.

Row 5: P1, (K1, P4) across to last 2 sts, K1, P1.

Rows 6-21: Repeat Rows 2-5, 4 times.

Row 22 (Decrease row): K4, (K2, K2 tog) across to last 2 sts, K2: 30 sts.

Rows 23 and 24: Knit across.

Row 25: Bind off 14 sts, slip st from right needle onto crochet hook, ch 8 (toggle loop made), slip st from crochet hook onto right needle, bind off remaining sts in knit.

 Finishing

Thread a yarn needle with an 18″ (46 cm) length of yarn. With right sides together and matching stitches, fold piece at first turning ridge, sew side seams. Fold over Flap for toggle placement, sew toggle to Body. Weave in ends.