1.07.2007

Brrr....make a cozy



My husband and I received a Nintendo DS for Christmas and absolutely love our new toy. However, we realized the need for a case of some sort and really didn't like the options in the stores. They are all too big, too small, pink argyle, or have a cartoon of some flavor embroidered/printed on the outside. My sister-in-law recognized the same need for her DS and immediately thought of knitting a cozy! She used the pattern in the Stitch N' Bitch Handbook as her guide and reported that the pattern works very well. So, I flipped my copy of the book open to the pattern and began casting on. Unfortunately, I stick to a knitting pattern about as well as my mom sticks to a recipe, in other words, I digressed rapidly from the printed page. In the end I have a DS cozy that I really like so I guess there is no harm in switching things up a bit for a custom made cozy.

Alison


Nintendo DS Knitted Cozy

Materials:
Size 6 straight needles
Worsted Weight Acrylic Yarn
Button (2 MM or 3/4 inch)
Sewing Needle and Thread to match the yarn
Yarn Needle
Size H Crochet Hook

Pattern:
(Front)
CO 22 sts.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: K 1, *P 2, K 2, repeat from * until 1 stitch remains on the needle, K the last stitch
Row 6: P 1, *K 2, P 2, repeat from * until 1 stitch remains on the needle P the last stitch
Repeat rows 5 and 6 until the piece measures 5 1/2 inches.
(Back)
Bind off 3 sts at the beginning of the next two rows continue in pattern stitch (rows 5 and 6).
Continue in pattern stitch (rows 5 and 6) until the piece measures 10 1/2 inches (end on WS)
Knit in stockinette stitch for 8 rows (Knit one row, purl the next)
(Flap)
After 8 rows of stockinette stitch return to the pattern stitch from rows 5 and 6 for 2 3/4 inches (end on WS).
Knit in stockinette stitch for 6 rows
Bind off all sts.

Finishing:
With RS facing out, and matching the first 4 rows with the stockinette stitch on the back sew the side seams together using the mattress stitch. Sew on the button to the lower center of the flap. With your crochet hook, chain 12 sts. Make these 12 chain sts into a loop to sew onto the front of the cozy to act as the button closure. Now just weave in the stray yarn ends and your finished!

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