This is a really simple knitted pattern for a Kindle Fire and doesn’t take long at all. ReStitch Yarn provides ample protection given its chunky, sturdy nature.
This pattern takes 150 yards of ReStitch Yarn. When buying yarn, try to get balls with roughly the same yardage and weight. This will assure the same thickness and width for the entire pattern. I used five vibrant colors though I wouldn’t change colors on the flap part again–just because when you flip it open, you can see where the ends are weaved in. In the pocket part, obviously this doesn’t matter, so get crazy with color if you want to. You’ll also need size 10 straight needles, 2 buttons about the size of a nickle, and a needle to sew in ends.
OK! Get your bevvy of choice ready, and set yourself up with all necessary comforts. I’m a fan of my doggie on my feet, and, if it’s Saturday morning, NPR on the radio.
Using size ten straight needles, cast on 18 stitches using a long tail cast on.
Knit 6 rows.
row 7: knit 3, purl 12, knit 3
row 8: knit
Repeat these two rows for a total of 75 rows. Get funky by changing colors at any time if you want to.
Next row, with the right side (knitted side) toward you, knit 9 and bring the 8th stitch (already knitted) back over the 9th to cast off. In this way, cast off 3 more stitches for a total of 4 stitches casted off, knit 6. This should result in 7 stitches on the right side of the needle, a space of 4 and then 7 more stitches.
Next row: knit 3, purl 4, finger cast on 4, purl 4, knit 3. 18 stitches total. You have just created a hole for the power button, etc.
Next row: knit
Next row: knit 3, purl 12, knit 3
Repeat these 2 rows ’til just shy of desired length. I repeated for a total of 24 rows.
Knit 4 rows.
Next row form button holes: Knit 3, finger cast on 3 stitches, knit 12, finger cast on 3, knit 3.
Last row: cast off all stitches.
With the purled side out, fold up the bottom to come to the power button hole. Making sure the fold is straight, sew up the sides of the kindle cover. It pays to take your time here and sew up using a pattern. Just sew into the same spot on both sides. It looks much neater.
Sew buttons on the front, making sure they are evenly spaced and aligned with the button holes. And that’s it!
Thanks for purchasing ReStitch Yarn! Yay! Happy knitting!