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« on: February 04, 2006 12:23:29 AM »

One of my friends is a Harry Potter fanatic, and since it's his birthday, I decided to make him an ipod cosy. But not just any ipod cosy, it's...

A Weasley Sweater Ipod Cosy!

ipod cosy by zombi_668, on Flickr

I was going to Swiss knit the 'A' on the front, but I couldn't figure it out, and his party is tonight (procrastinators of the world, unite!), so I just chain-stitched. Much easier.  Wink

The bottom hem is sewn up so the ipod doesn't fall out, and the neck closes with press studs.


icosy2 by zombi_668, on Flickr

I wrote down the pattern as I went, if anyone's interested. It's slightly too big to fit snugly around the ipod, but I'm touting that as "headphone space" rather than "I bolloxed it up"  Tongue If you wanted, you could just cast on fewer stitches, but it's an actual sweater pattern that I just reduced 4x, and you can't really reduce it any more than that, because you'd look pretty bloody silly trying to cast off .75 of a stitch, now wouldn't you?  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2006 08:59:41 AM »

very cute! i'd definitely be interested in a pattern  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2006 11:07:38 AM »

that rox!
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2006 11:11:50 AM »

Fantastic. I love how you just chain stitched the A and it still looks so fantastic. Maximum look, for not maximum effort. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2006 05:43:51 PM »

I am a fanatic of Harry Potter as well I would love to make that if u have a pattern for it please.
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2006 05:46:55 PM »

oh wow. i love that.


you gotta love the weasley sewaters, you know?
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2006 06:40:03 PM »

Well, here's the pattern. Hope you can all make sense of it, because this is my first time writing a pattern/tute thing:

Needles: 3 1/4mm for the rib, 3 3/4 mm for the main part (sorry, I don't know the other sizing systems!)

Front/Back (both the same, because I didn't bother to shape the neckline. I didn't think the ipod would mind being choked by a too-high neckline. Grin)

Cast on 24.
Work 4 rows K2 P2 rib
Work stocking stitch until work measures 7.5cm (about 16 rows)
Cast off 2 stitches at the beginning of the next 2 rows
Decrease until 18 stitches remain
Work 6 rows
Cast off 2 stitches at the beginning of the next 6 rows
You should have 6 stitches left, so work 2 rows of rib for the neckband.

Sleeves

Cast on 12
Work 4 rows of rib
Work 5 rows in stocking stitch
6th row- K2, M1, knit to last two stitches, M1, K2. Repeat in every row until you have 14 stitches, then in alternate rows until you have 20.
Continue stocking stitch (without increasing) until work measures 8cm
Decrease at the beginning and end of each row until 4 stitches remain.
Cast off.

Okay, so you've got your 4 bits now. To make up pin shoulder seams together (don't sew them, because then you won't be able to get your ipod in the cosy!), lay it out flat and sew the top edges of the sleeves in. Then sew up the side seams, the lower edges of the sleeves, and the bottom edge.
Then attach your press studs along the shoulder seams, do your letter on the front, and you're good to go! Actually, it's probably easier to do the letter before you sew it all up, but I got carried away and had to do it afterwards.  Roll Eyes

Then wrap your ipod up, all snug and cosy and warm in its brand new Weasley sweater.
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