Fits small flip-style phone. Work longer to fit “candy bar” style phones. Width can be added in multiples of 3 stitches (.5 inches for every 3 stitches added) to fit PDAs or other devices. Measure your device, and make the necessary adjustments to the pattern below before beginning.
Width: 2.5 inches
Length: 3.5 inches
Noro Kureyon [100% wool; 110 yd/100 m per 50g skein]
Color: 134, 1 skein (will have lots left over)
10-inch US 5/3.74mm straight needles
10-inch US 4/3.5mm straight needles
coordinating sewing thread
24 sts/26 rows = 4” using larger needles in stockinette stitch
NOTE: This pattern is worked using mosaic knitting. This is a form of colorwork that uses only 1 color per row, but has the appearance of Fair Isle stranding. Before beginning, 2 smaller balls must be prepared from the skein of yarn, with each ball beginning with a different section of the colorway. As the piece is worked, there will appear to be 2 different colors in the pattern. Designate one ball “Ball A” and the other “Ball B.”
With larger size needles, CO 18 sts. Work as follows:
Row 1: With Ball A, work [k2, sl 1] 6 times across row.
Row 2: With Ball A, work [sl 1, p2] 6 times across row.
Row 3: Drop Ball A, join Ball B. Work [k1, sl1, k1] 6 times across row.
Row 4: With Ball B, work [p1, sl1, p1] 6 times across row.
Rep Rows 1-4 for pattern until piece measures 7 inches from CO row. Bind off.
With smaller needles, CO 6 sts. Work as follows:
Row 1: With Ball A, work [k2, sl 1] 2 times across row.
Row 2: With Ball A, work [sl 1, p2] 2 times across row.
Row 3: Drop Ball A, join Ball B. Work [k1, sl1, k1] 2 times across row.
Row 4: With Ball B, work [p1, sl1, p1] 2 times across row.
Rep Rows 1-4 for pattern until piece measures 6 inches from CO row. Bind off.
The long edges of the strap will curl toward the back and meet in the center, forming a double thickness. This helps give the strap strength and resistance to stretching. Using the yarn needle, whipstitch the two long curled-over edges together along the back of the strap to secure.
Fold main piece in half, right sides together. With yarn needle and length of yarn, whipstitch the sides together. Turn to right side. Sew strap to side of bag on one side only. Using a sewing needle and thread, attach one half of the snap to the free end of the strap and the other half of the snap to the corresponding side of the bag. Block as needed. Voila!
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