Knitted E-Reader Sleeve

My husband loves reading on his Kindle but he doesn’t love the girly cover that I got for it (he has my hand-me-down). Instead of buying a new cover, he asked me to knit one for him. I searched and searched Pinterest and Ravelry for a pattern, but unfortunately, most patterns I came across were only for crochet. I decided I needed to make my own pattern, and we think it came out really nicely! It only uses the garter stitch (knit every row), so it only took a few nights to make.

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Materials Needed
Medium-weight yarn
5 mm (US 8) knitting needles
Tapestry needle
Button

Finished Measurements
Approx. 6″ x 14″

Pattern
Body:
Cast on 24 stitches
Knit in garter stitch (slip first stitch purlwise for a neat edge) until 13″ long

Buttonhole:
NOTE: In order to create a buttonhole that’s the right size for your button, you’ll need to measure your button’s diameter against your stitches. The number of stitches that are about two less than the diameter of your button is how many stitches you’ll work with. I’m making a 4-stitch buttonhole in this pattern. (source for buttonhole tutorial)

Knit 10
Slip 1 stitch  purlwise, move yarn to back, slip 1 more stitch purlwise
Pass 2nd stitch over 1st onto the right needle (regular pass over bind off)
Repeat the pass over bind off (purlwise) 3 more times (for a total of 4 stitches)
Move the last stitch back over to the left needle
Turn work around, leave yarn in the front
Insert needle purlwise
Add one stitch by performing the cable cast on method (purlwise)
Repeat this 4 more times (for a total of 5 new stitches)
Turn work around; move yarn to the back
Slip 1 stitch to the right needle
Pass over 1 stitch
Knit across to complete row

Finishing Up
Knit until entire piece measures 14″ from beginning
Bind off knitwise
Fold about 4.5″ of the end opposite the buttonhole onto itself to create the pocket
Using the whip-stitch, firmly attach
Attach button to the front part of the pocket
Weave in ends

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And you’re done! I really like the way it came out. It keeps the Kindle nice and protected while allowing easy access without having to hold a bulky case while reading. I am excited to make others in different sizes — maybe one for an iPad? Let me know if you end up trying out this pattern!

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