Mike’s iPhone Sock

13 Nov

This is a great pattern to use up bits of sock yarn. You can make socks for all kinds of small electronics just by adjusting the number of knit stitches on each side.

iphonesock

Finished Size: 14.5 cm long, wide enough for an iPhone 4 or 5 (6.5 cm)
Yarn: Sock yarn, such as Knitch 100% Merino Sock (about 10 g/33 m)
Needles: 2.25 mm circular needles, or whatever gives the correct gauge
Gauge: 16 stitches to 5 cm (2″)

  1. Using Judy’s Magic Cast-On for Toe-Up Socks, cast on 18 stitches onto each needle.
  2. Row 1, Needle 1: k6, p2, k4, p2, k6 / Needle 2: k6, p2, k4, p2, k6
  3. Row 2, Needle 1: M1L, k6, p2, k4, p2, k6 / Needle 2: M1L, k6, p2, k4, p2, k7
    There are now 20 stitches on each needle.
  4. Row 3: k7, p2, C4F, p2, k7 and repeat on second needle.
  5. Rows 4–8: k7, p2, k4, p2, k7 on each needle.
  6. Row 9: cable, and continue with pattern, cabling every six rows.
  7. Continue until the sock is 13.5 cm long.
    Knit k1 p1 rib stitch for 1 cm and bind off.

Techniques:
M1L Make one left-leaning stitch, by picking up the bar between stitches on the left needle from front to back, and knitting through the back of the loop to twist the stitch.
C4F Slip two stitches onto a cable needle, let them hang to the front, k2, then knit the stitches off the cable needle.

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