Furry Palm / iPod Case Pattern

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Okay, here's attempt #2 at a modified Sound System Snuggler for my trusty palm pilot. The SSS is easily modified to fit any rectangular device. I positioned the flap at the top rather than on the side for greater stability.

First, pick out some eyelash yarn and worsted-weight cotton or wool of complementary color. The example above Lion Brand Fun Fur / confetti and Sugar 'n' Cream / rainbow bright. Holding strands from the two types of yarn together as if one strand, knit a rectangle the size of 2 Palms laid side-by side - I cast on 24 stitches and worked in stockinette stitch. When the rectangle was big enough to cover both sides of the device, cast off 1/2 the stitches then decreased in the following way (this is pretty much like the Knitty pattern, just starts with 12 stitches instead):

Row 1: SLP, knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog
Row 2: knit

Repeat until you have 4 stitches.

Work 3 rows in garter stitch.

Row 1: K2, YO, K2
Row 2: SLP, K, K2tog

Cut end of yarn then slip through last stitch to knot. Fold in 1/2 and sew two open sides together. You can sew on a button as directed by the Knitty pattern. I chose instead to leave a long tail of yarn on the flap that I'll wrap around the palm to close, because I think it looks cooler.

Posted by jess at July 21, 2004 11:13 AM

SWEET! Super duper cute!
do the yarn overs make it so you can have a drawstring?

Posted by: becca jo at July 23, 2004 10:39 AM

technically that's for the buttonhole, if you're going to use a button. but seems like you could easily connect some i-cord to the body of the case and run it through the buttonhole as a different kind of closure. nifty idea!

Posted by: jess at July 23, 2004 12:25 PM

Man, this is actually pretty cool -- but not practical.

Posted by: joy olivia at July 24, 2004 8:11 PM