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« on: August 09, 2012 08:09:12 AM »

I recently got a new mobile phone, and thought about crocheting a cozy so that I don't have to worry too much about the big fancypants touch screen getting scratched in my bag, but I vaguely remember being told once that you shouldn't use certain types of yarn for gadget cozies - I don't know, because of a risk of generating static electricity or something. I was just wondering if this is true or a complete fabrication, and which yarn types might be good for such a project.
I once bought some microfibre yarn, which I thought would be perfect, but unfortunately it looks like that yarn disappeared when I moved house.
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2012 08:44:41 AM »

i made my friend a phone cozy out of cotton yarn and haven't heard any complaints about static.
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2012 09:14:44 AM »

Thanks. I wish I remember more of what I was told, but I suppose you can buy all sorts of phone cozies in shops that are made from cotton and acrylic and all sorts, so it can't be too bad for the device!
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2012 07:23:45 AM »

You could always stitch in a little anti-static lining. We keep all the anti-static bags that our electronics come in, so we've quite a few kicking around the house Tongue Ask around to your geeky friends and family if you don't have any yourself.
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2012 09:36:10 PM »

I used cotton for my phone cozy, and i haven't had any problems.
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