WAVE – Kindle 2 Cover

About this pattern: this was my 4th Kindle 2 cover, which I knit for my mother-in-law.  It is done in a fairly simple lace stitch that is suitable for beginners and knits up pretty quickly.  The cover is knit similarly to an ankle-down sock without the headache of the heel and without toe decreases.

Attention: I did not gauge this pattern.  It is useful to work this with your Kindle 2 handy, so that you can ‘try it on’ as you knit (if you don’t have a Kindle 2, you can look up the dimensions online and create a correctly sized cardboard cut out).  The pattern below reflects my natural gauge – if your cover is too tight or too loose, try removing or adding stitches on the sides of the cover.  As you are knitting, the cover will always look too small – it’s what keeps it snug.

Needles: size 8 circulars, at least 30” long for Magic Loop or double pointed needles.

Yarn: Sublime Soya Cotton DK, between 80-100 yards.
Pattern:
Cast on 40 stitches loosely, pattern is worked in the round.
Row 1: Knit all stitches.
Row 2: Knit all stitches.
Row 3: K2, [K2TOG]x3, [YO, K1]x6, [K2TOG]x3, K2. Knit pattern twice per round, creating the stitch on both the front and back of the cover. *
Row 4: Purl all stitches.
Repeat rows 1‐4 until the Kindle 2 is completely covered. Bind off using Kitchener stitch.
* If the cover is too tight, add knit stitches before the lace. If the cover is too loose, try starting and ending the pattern with K1 or with no knit stitches at all. Make sure to add/remove stitches both from the beginning and end of the pattern, so that the lace is centered.

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