Looking for a Quick Knit Gift to Make?
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
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! 🙂
Colorful Waves Scarf
My Colorful Waves Scarf is now complete!
I’m happy with how it turned out.
If you are looking for a fairly easy beginner’s knit project, you might want to check this one out.
Now I just need something nice in black to wear it with this fall! 😉
You can read more about the background of making this project and also a link to order this scarf kit here.
And speaking of knitting, if you’re making something right now, do share the details! 🙂
Another Pair of Knit Handwarmers Complete!
I recently finished another pair of handwarmers, this time in a nice bright gold yarn.
I love wearing these over thin black gloves for outside wear. Kind of snazzy, don’t ya think? 😉
These are the same pattern as the ones featured here (includes link to pattern).
This time I was a lot happier with the results, due to the different type of yarn I used.
I used some stash yarn I had in Wool Ease in Gold from Lion Brand for this pair.
The pattern stitches show up so much better than in the ones shown below, which look kind of fuzzy (and not in a good way) LOL :
If you’re looking for an easy pair of handwarmers to knit (and on regular straight needles, not DPN’s) you might want to give these a try.
Happy Crafting! 🙂