Looking for a Quick Knit Gift to Make?

kindle cover for post 1

This pattern post has been getting quite a few hits lately, based on my stats, so thought I’d feature this easy knit project again, here at Veggies.. just in time to make for Christmas.

 I made the one pictured above and am working on a couple for gifts right now too.

What I really like about this cover is not only how it looks but how protective it is too. Nice and thick because of the seed stitch used throughout, so it really cushions the ereader; unlike some of the other ereader cover patterns and even the commercial covers, that are available.

This pattern was one that I found over at Ravelry.

Laura, the designer has graciously provided a PDF of the pattern: Kindle_Cover

kindle cover for post 2

Just seed/moss stitch throughout, knitting in the round  (p the k and k the p) to form this lovely, textural yarn fabric.

I used some wool from my stash. The yarn color shown is Fire Tweed by Lopi.

The only thing I am changing this time is to make it an inch shorter than the pattern. If you decide to make one of these, measure your own ereader and make the cover (up to flap) just 1/2″ more  than the length of your ereader so it fits snugly. It will stretch a bit too, with repeated use.

Another tip, if using a wool yarn for this project, DO give it a soak in a wool/delicate wash detergent after making the cover and before using it, to soften up the yarn. I used Eucalan (click to read my review of that great product) and it softened up this yarn beautifully. Wool yarns can be a bit rough and you wouldn’t want to scratch the screen of your ereader.

Who needs to spend $20. +  for one of those generic ereader covers? 😉

And handmade gifts are always so special.  

Happy Knitting! 🙂

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15 responses

  1. I have always liked the seed / moss stitch even when I was a kid. Thanks for the share.

  2. Fantastic! Makes me want to try.

  3. I was just looking for a pattern for this – perfect!

  4. Oh my gosh it’s wonderful, both of them and your kindle is way bigger than mine but that’s ok I only need glasses for long distance lol if I could knit I would knit one for my kindle one for my cell phone one for my camera, I would for the kittens but they hate having something over them except Kimmi she likes to hide under blankets…but truly amazing knitting…

  5. Very nice pattern.
    Do you find knitting as meditation?

  6. Glad I could share this pattern Tess, it’s simple and very attractive too!

    You should give it a try UB. Nice to see you again too. 🙂

    I love when that happens. Nice to see you again too Heidi.

    I think you’ll like my comment at your blog today L, if that’s the case. 😉

    Knitting is VERY meditative Edgar, it really helps me when I’m stressed.

    Happy Crafting, G

  7. This Kindle cover turned out great. Can’t wait to see the new ones you’re making right now. this makes a great gift. And handmade gifts are always the best.

  8. Wonderful, although I doubt I’d ever be so industrious. That’s why we need people like yourself in this world

  9. Hi there! I just wanted to let you know I just nominated you for the Sunshine Award in my blog… I wanted to pay forward the sunshine love to you! If you want to share the sunshine too, you may find out more about it here… http://livewhatyouknow.org/2013/12/03/the-sunshine-blogger-award-my-first-award-thank-you-fun-facts-and-paying-it-forward/ Either way, thanks for being a little ray of sunshine in your posts!

  10. Joe, handmade gifts are always the best. Made with love! 🙂

    LL, Aren’t you nice! Thanks so much for your kind words.

    And how nice to hear I’m adding a bit of sunshine via my posts, love that! I wasn’t able to comment at you site, do you not have comments enabled?

    Happy Week to All, G

  11. What a great idea – my daughter would probably like to make this!

  12. They are both so beautiful , but I think the first one would be kind of easy to spot when you’re looking for your kindle and don’t know where you put it either the first colours or 3 varieties of blue, dark blue, light Blue, Indigo Blue…fussy or what, I don’t know what’s avaible but if the aforementioned is not available than a lovely pine green and brownish earth would be awesome, or remember those lucky pouches, turned out very lucky after all either one of those colours…Thank you so much, it means the world to me

  13. Nice to see you again Celeste. 🙂

    Lady Fi, It’s a great pattern and very quick knit. 😉

    Lorraine, I left a color suggestion at your blog just now. Let me know. 😉

    Happy Knitting, G

  14. so glad I’ve discovered your knitting pattern links!

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