Donnerstag, 5. Mai 2016

Wanderlust Phone Sock

My mobile needed a new sock - so I knitted one with cotton leftovers from a sweater project. It's a quick and easy knit - interesting if you want to learn new techniques like Judy's Magic Cast-On or grafting garter stitch. 

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  • some leftover yarn in two colors (I used less than 15 grams of aran weight cotton yarn - to be specific, it was Linea Pura Organico by Lana Grossa)
  • 4mm circular needles (the yarn called for 5mm to 5.5mm needles but I wanted a denser texture)
  • a tapestry needle for grafting and to weave in ends

Special Techniques

Size and Gauge
Unstretched my phone sock is about 7 cm wide and 10.5 cm high. My gauge was 9 stitches for 5 cm and 18 rows for 5 cm.
I made my sock intentionally smaller than my phone because cotton fabric usually stretches and widens.


Magic CO 2x24 stitches (i.e. you have 24 stitches on each needle)

Now turn your needles around in a way that you're looking at the garter stitch bump and that you could start knitting.
The rows will be knitted in a U-shape - as shown in the picture on the right. The arrow indicates the knitting direction in all RS rows.

Row 1: ktbl24, k24
Rows 2-6: k all in color 1
Rows 7-8: k all in color 2
Rows 9-10: k all in color 1
Rows 11-12: k all in color 2
Rows 13-14: k all in color 1
Rows 15-16: k all in color 2
Rows 17-18: k all in color 1
Rows 19-24: k all in color 2
Row 25: k24 in color 2, then cut yarn but leave a tail of about 50 cm

Graft in garter stitch.

13 Kommentare:

  1. Thank you for sharing at my link party.

  2. It looks great, I must do something with my phone as it's always getting bumped and scratched.

    1. Thanks. ... and thanks for hosting your link party <3

  3. What a sweet idea and great to use up scraps.

  4. Really good idea and can use up all those end of project yarns

  5. What a handy idea. Looks very smart.

  6. Looks great, a good use of leftover yarn too:)

  7. Thank you for this tutorial. The phone sock is a fantastic idea.

    1. Thank you! And it's fun for maybe learning one or two new knitting techniques.