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Thinking About Christmas Gifts to Knit….

IT’S NOT TOO EARLY TO START! ūüėČ

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I just ♥ that white chevron bag and the ruffled wine-colored scarf.

Happy Knitting and Week!

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?¬†ūüėČ

And handmade gifts are always so special.  

Happy Knitting! ūüôā