Knit: Oddball Project: iPod Cozy
iPod cozy with asymmetrical flap
4.5 sts/7 rows in stockinette= 1”/2.5cm
US #7/4.5mm dpns, set of 5
Noro Silk Garden (colorway in photo is #250)
Cast on 11 sts. Work in stockinette for 4 rows. Using dpns, pick up 4 sts on each short side and 11 sts on the cast-on edge.
Knit 27 rounds or until cozy measures 4”/10cm from the base (where you picked up the stitches). Starting from one of the short sides, bind off 19 sts. The remaining 11 stitches will become the flap.
Working in stockinette, k 1 row and p 1 row, slipping the first stitch of each row (for a smooth edge).
Buttonhole row: Slip 1, k4, yo, k2tog, k4.
Continue working in stockinette. If you want the flap to slant to the right, like the photo, on every knit row: k to last three sts, k2tog, k1. For a left-slanting flap, on every knit row: slip1, k2tog, k to end of row.
When 5 sts remain, do a yo before the k2tog on the next knit row. When 3 sts remain, k or p 3tog, break yarn and pull through. With iPod in cozy, determine button placement. Remove iPod, sew on button, weave in all ends.
I added a pocket to the back to hold the earbuds by picking up 7 sts halfway up the back and knitting in stockinette for about 12 rows, binding off, and sewing up the sides. Practical, not very elegant, quite difficult for me to get a clear photo of.