I went to the cell phone store “just to look” at iPhones and walked out with one–haha, the joke’s on me! And of course the geek guys tried to sell me cases, skins, covers, etc. They tried to scare me by talking incessantly about how easily iPhone screens break, but I held out and only spent $15 on an iPhone cover. But because of that, my big fear is dropping this thing! So I decided to knit a little case to at least cushion a fall. Here’s what I did:
Size 4 (US) Double Pointed Needles and some worsted weight yarn (I used Noro Silver Thaw), tapestry needle, button, thread, and scissors.
iPhone case is knit from the bottom up with a rectangular flap, a buttonhole and button. You should be familiar with some knitting terms to complete this pattern.
Cast on 36 stitches using Judy’s Magic Cast On. Google it, and watch the YouTube video.
Mark the beginning of the row and knit as a tube in the round stopping when the depth of the tube is one row taller than the iPhone itself. My case is 5.25″ tall.
Bind off first 18 stitches. Then work the remaining stitches back and forth in stockinette stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) to make the flap as follows: Row 1: K; Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10: P.
Row 3: Sl1, SSK, K12, K2tog, K1
Row 5: Sl1, SSK, K10, K2tog, K1l
Row 7: Sl1, SSK, K8, K2tog, K1
Row 9: Sl1, SSK, K6, K2tog, K1
Row 11: Sl1, SSK, K4, K2tog, K1
Row 12: P 3, bind off 2, P3
Row 13: Sl1, SSK, cast on 2, K2tog, K1
Row 14: P all stitches
Row 15: Sl1, SSK, K2tog, K1
Row 16: Bind off all stitches.
Tuck in all ends with tapestry needle and sew on cute button in appropriate place. Enjoy!