Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Nook Pocket

So my husband and I recently entered this century with the purchase of a Nook. At this moment you are probably asking what on earth a Nook is. Well, it's one of those fancy things that downloads books for you to a portable media reader so that you can read books anywhere your little heart desires. It's pretty much so I don't have to haul around a handful of books every time we go anywhere since I can never decide which one I want to read first. A Nook is the Barnes and Noble version while a Kindle is the version. So with the purchase came the question I waited for... "Honey, can you make me a cover? The cats are getting paw prints all over it!". And so I give you the Nook Pocket. A very easy knitting pattern for those that just want to read their books without the paw prints.

The Nook Pocket Knitting Pattern

Needle Size- US 9
Yarn Shown- Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica
    in #708- Midnight Blue   
Amount needed- 1 Skein
Also needed- tapestry needle and 1 button

1. Cast on 20 stitches.
2. Work 1x1 ribbing for 1 inch.
3. On the next right side row k1, p1, k until 2 stitches remain, p1, k1.
4. The next row (WS) p1, k1, p until 2 stitches remain, k1, p1.
5. Repeat these two rows (Instructions 3 and 4) until the item reaches 7 inches

6. On the next RS row k1, m1, p1, k7, cast off 2 stitches, k7, p1, m1, k1. This will now give you 22 stitches.
7. The next row p2, k1, p7, cast on 2 stitches, p7, k1, p2. This will have closed the open hole you created in the middle. This area is for the charger for the Nook.
8. Now k2, p1, k till 3 stitches remain, p1, k2.
9. Next p2, k1, p till 3 stitches remain, k1, p2.
10. Repeat the last two rows until the item reaches a length of 18 inches from cast on edge.
11. The next RS row k2, p1, k7, cast off 2 stitches, k7, p1, k2.
12. The following row p2, k1, p7, cast on 2 stitches, p7, k1, p2. This will close the button hole.
13. Next knit 1x1 ribbing for 1 inch.
14. Cast off.
15. Fold the piece so the charger hole is at the bottom. This will leave one side longer than the other.
16. Seam up both sides of this area to the cast on edge.
17. In the middle of the area just sewn up place your button, making sure it lines up with the location of the bottom hole and sew it to the pocket. It is best if it is just below the cast on side ribbing (not on the ribbing).
18. Sew in any remaining loose fibers or strings.
19. Place your Nook in the pocket. Button it up and show it off to your friends!

For more pictures check out my Nook Pocket on