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Cabled e-Reader Cozy

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Make a homemade Christmas gift the technology fan in your family will love like this Cabled e-Reader Cozy. Really challenge your crafting as you use both knit and crochet techniques to make a homemade Christmas gift that will be useful for years. If you've never tried a cable knit pattern before, this is the perfect Christmas knitting pattern to start with. You don't need to spend tons of money to find a Christmas present that's compatible with technology!

RED HEART® With LoveTM: 1 skein of 1252 Mango.

Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 4.5 mm [US 7].
Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 4 mm [US G]

Yarn needle, cable needle, 1¾" (4 cm) toggle.

GAUGE: 25 sts = 4" (10 cm), 26 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Cable Stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

(4 Medium)RED HEART® With LoveTM, Art. E400, available in solid color 7 oz (198 g), 390 yd (357 m) and multicolor 5 oz (141 g), 230 yd (211 m) skeins.


Special Stitches
M1 = Make 1 (Increase) – Lift strand between needles to left-hand needle and knit strand through the back loop, twisting the stitch to prevent a hole in the fabric.
Cable (uses 4 sts) – Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in front of work, K2 from the left needle, K2 from the cable needle.

Cozy Measures 6" (15 cm) wide x 10" (25 cm) long


E-READER COZY
Body

Cast on 32 sts.
Row 1: Knit across.
Row 2 (Right side): Knit across.
Row 3 (Increase row): K2, (M1, K5) across: 38 sts.
Row 4: K1, (P1, K4) across to last 2 sts, P1, K1.
Row 5: P1, (K1, P4) across to last 2 sts, K1, P1.
Row 6: K1, (P1, work Cable) across to last 2 sts, P1, K1.
Row 7: P1, (K1, P4) across to last 2 sts, K1, P1.
Repeat Rows 4-7 for pattern until Body measures approximately 9¼"  (24 cm) from cast on edge, ending by working a right side row.

Flap
Row 1: Knit across.
Row 2 (Right side): K1, (P1, K4) across to last 2 sts, P1, K1.
Row 3: P1, (K1, P4) across to last 2 sts, K1, P1.
Row 4: K1, (P1, work Cable) across to last 2 sts, P1, K1.
Row 5: P1, (K1, P4) across to last 2 sts, K1, P1.
Rows 6-21: Repeat Rows 2-5, 4 times.
Row 22 (Decrease row): K4, (K2, K2 tog) across to last 2 sts, K2: 30 sts.
Rows 23 and 24: Knit across.
Row 25: Bind off 14 sts, slip st from right needle onto crochet hook, ch 8 (toggle loop made), slip st from crochet hook onto right needle, bind off remaining sts in knit.


FINISHING
Thread a yarn needle with an 18" length of yarn. With right sides together and matching stitches, sew side seams. Fold over Flap for toggle placement, sew toggle to Body.


ABBREVIATIONS
ch = chain; K = knit; mm = millimeter; P = purl; st(s) = stitch(es); tog = together; ( ) = work instructions in parentheses as indicated.
 

If you'd like to see more holiday patterns, take a look at the new "Have a Red Heart Holiday: 20 Knit & Crochet Gifts and Decorating Ideas" eBook from Red Heart Yarns.
 

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