SPIRAL AND EYELET – Kindle 2 Cover

About this pattern: the second Kindle 2 cover I knit for myself (after losing my first Kindle and first cover).  This is a nice design because it has good coverage, but still retains from of the visual interest from lace knitting.

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 3 circulars, at least 30” long for Magic Loop or double pointed needles.

Yarn: Sublime Soya Cotton DK, between 80-100 yards.

Pattern:

Loosely cast on 64 stitches, pattern is worked in the round.  Work in k1, p1 rib until the work measures about half an inch.  Begin lace stitch.

Row 1: k1, p3, k3, k2tog, k4, yo, p2, yo, k2tog, p2, yo, k4, sl1, k1, psso, k3, p3, k1.
Row 2 (and every even row): k1, p3, k9, p2, k2, p2, k9, p3, k1.
Row 3: k1, p3, k2, k2tog, k4, yo, k1, p2, k2tog, yo, p2, k1, yo, k4, sl1, k1, psso, k2, p3, k1.
Row 4: same as Row 2.
Row 5: k1, p3, k1, k2tog, k4, yo, k2, p2, yo, k2tog, p2, k2, yo, k4, sl1, k1, psso, k1, p3, k1.
Row 6: same as Row 2.
Row 7: k1, p3, k2tog, k4, yo, k3, p2, k2tog, yo, p2, k3, yo, k4, sl1, k1, psso, p3, k1.
Row 8: same as Row 2.

Repeat all rows until the Kindle 2 is completely covered.  Bind off using Kitchener’s stitch.

ERRATA: Row 3 should begin with k1, p3. Thanks Pam!

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MOCK CABLES – Kindle 2 Cover

About this pattern: a Kindle 2 cover I knit for my boyfriend.  The lace pattern is the same as the Artichoke scarf pattern – easy to remember and looks nice!

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 4 circulars, at least 30” long for Magic Loop or double pointed needles.

Yarn: Sublime Soya Cotton DK, between 80-100 yards.

Pattern:

Loosely cast on 68 stitches, pattern is worked in the round.

Row 1: K2, P2, *K2, P2* repeat between *s to last 2 stitches, K2.

Row 2: K2, P2 *K1, YO, K1, P2* repeat between *s to last 2 stitches, K2.

Row 3: K2, P2, *K3, P2* repeat between *s to last 2 stitches, K2.

Row 4: K2, P2, *K3, P2* repeat between *s to last 2 stitches, K2.

Row 5: K2, P2, *K3, pass first stitch of stitches just worked over last 2, P2* repeat between *s to last 2 stitches, K2.

Repeat rows 2-5 for pattern until the Kindle 2 is completely covered.  Bind off using Kitchener’s stitch.

BEAR CLAW – Kindle 2 Cover

About this pattern: a more manly Kindle 2 cover, knit for a friend.

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: Lion Brand Lion Wool Solid, between 75-125 yards.

Pattern:

Cast on 52 stitches loosely, pattern is worked in the round.  Each row should be knit twice per round, creating the stitch on both the front and back of the cover.

Row 1: K5, YO, (K1, P3) 4 times, K1, YO, K4.

Row 2: K6, (K1, P3) 4 times, K6.

Row 3: K6, YO, (K1, P3) 4 times, K1, YO, K5.

Row 4: K7, (K1, P3) 4 times, K7.

Row 5: K7, YO, (K1, P3) 4 times, K1, YO, K6.

Row 6: K8, (K1, P3) 4 times, K8.

Row 7: K8, YO, (K1, P2tog, P1) 4 times, K1, YO, K7.

Row 8: K9, (K1, P2) 4 times, K9.

Row 9: K9, YO, (K1, P2tog) 4 times, K1, YO, K8.

Row 10: K10, (K1, P1) 4 times, K10.

Row 11: K10, YO, (sl1, K1, PSSO) 4 times, K1, YO, K9.

Row 12: knit all stitches.

Repeat rows 1‐12 until the Kindle 2 is completely covered. Bind off using Kitchener stitch.

*This pattern has been edited to fix a mistake – it was missing a YO after the first 10 stitches on row 11! Thank you Lo and Becca for pointing this out!*

*This pattern has been edited again, because I wrote it up incorrectly! So sorry!*

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.