Monday, September 18, 2006

Laptop Cozy

Yarn:
Yarn Bee Icelandic Jewel
You will need approximately two 3.5 oz skeins, more depending on how many colors you use.
I used Sapphire, Black Pearl, and Peridot.

Gauge:
Approximately 3.5 stitches per inch using US 10.5 needles

Abbreviations:
C4F - slip 2 stitches onto cable needle, hold in front, K2, K2 from cable needle
K2tog - Knit 2 stitches together
K3tog - Knit 3 stitches together
sk2po - slip two stitches as if to K2tog, K1, pass slipped stitches over



Patterns:

Fern lace:
Row 1 - K9, yo, K1, yo, K3, sk2po
All even rows - purl
Row 3 - K10, yo, K1, yo, K2, sk2po
Row 5 - K3tog, K4, yo, K1, yo, K3, yo, K1, yo, K1, sk2po
Row 7 - K3tog, K3, yo, K1, yo, K9
Row 9 - K3tog, K2, yo, K1, yo, K10
Row 11 - K3tog, K1, yo K1, yo, K3, yo, K1, yo, K4, sk2po

C4 cable:
Row 1 - K4
Row 2 - P4
Row 3 - C4F
Row 4 - P4


Laptop Cozy:
Fits 12 inch iBook G4

Cast on 44 stitches (you may need to cast on more or less depending on the size of your laptop. If your laptop is larger, add an equal number of stitches to each side of the pattern. If smaller, you may need to omit one of the cables or fern leaf pattern.)

Row 1 - purl

Work the next 22 inches (more or less, again depending on the size of your laptop) as follows:

K2, C4 cable pattern, Fern Leaf Pattern (twice), C4 cable pattern, K2

Change colors as desired.









The cozy, pre-flap.


Now You can begin your decreases for the flap. This part isn't necessary. If you like, you can just keep going in the above pattern (keep in mind it will be rippled) or work in garter stitch until the flap is the desired length.

Row 1 - (RS) K2, C4 cable, (K2tog) 4 times, (yo, K1) 4 times, (K2tog) 4 times, (yo, K1) 4 times, (K2tog) 4 times, C4 cable, K2.
Row 2 and all WS rows - purl
Row 3 - Knit
Row 5 - K2, C4 cable, (K2tog) 4 times, (yo, K1) 3 times, (K2tog) 4 times, (yo, K1) 3 times, (K2tog) 3 times, C4 cable, K2. (I know it's uneven, but it shouldn't be noticeable)
Row 7 - Knit
Row 9 - K2, C4 cable, (K2tog) 3 times, (yo, K1) 3 times, (K2tog) 3 times, (yo, K1) 3 times, (K2tog) 2 times, K1, C4 cable, K2.
Rows 10-15 (or desired length) - Knit
Row 16 - K2tog, Knit to last two stitches, K2tog
Row 17 - Knit
Row 18 - K2tog, Knit to last two stitches, K2tog

Bind off all stitches.

Finishing:

Sew in all ends.

If you are going to block, do so now.

Fold bottom 11 inches over and sew up the sides.
Add two buttons to secure the flap.

Happy Knitting!






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