Wednesday, February 29, 2012

He's off to sail the seven seas

I have a new phone.  It's an iPhone.  I named him Arthur.  Since I'm horrible about charging my phones, remembering to charge two of them is beyond me.  Therefore, I'm giving up my company phone (I don't really need it anymore), and with it, retiring my beloved Blackbeardy phone cover.  

Before I do, I'm including the extremely basic and not-even-a-pattern-really pattern to make one for yourself.
Mostly, it's the chart for his face along with some simple construction notes.  You can figure it out.

From Laurie Ann
Yarn: any worsted or DK should do.
Gauge is 5 stitches per inch
Additional materials: one eye button, one small flap button or snap.
I totally made this up one day because I needed a cover for my new
Blackberry. There is no real pattern, but this is kind of how it went. I used
two colors so that the closing flap would look like hair. You can do it in one
color if you’d like.
Cast on 20 stitches
Knit in stockinette for 78 rows and cast off.
Using chart, duplicate stitch eye patch, good eye, moustache, mouth, and beard. The bold | in row 4 represents the buttonhole. I believe I used a YO method, but you can use whatever you’d like. The blue dot in the eye portion shows where to attach the eye button. You may also just embroider an iris or use a French knot.

Fold at row 48, so that WS rows are facing each other, and mattress stitch
the sides together, leaving 18 rows free. You should have a pocket with an 18 row flap.
Pop in your phone and close the flap. Make a note of where the buttonhole meets the back panel, and that’s where you attach the button. Mine is two rows from the cast off edge.
And, you’re off to pillage knowing yer phone is protected…arrrgh.

I have a PDF available if you're interested.  I couldn't figure out how to attach it here, so just leave me a note in the comments or something.

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