When I got my shiny new phone I managed to let it slide out of my pocket on the very first day. Thank goodness the only damage from landing on a concrete path was a tiny ding on the corner. My twitter timeline seems to be full of people who have dropped their phones resulting in cracked screens – or worse.
So I thought a phone cosy might be in order and came across this design for a Faeroe Island phone cosy by Eline Oftedal.
As the pattern is probably a couple of years old I think this might have been designed for an older and smaller iPhone. I decided to wing it at first but after getting about half way I realised that no amount of blocking would make it fit – so time to start over.
The original pattern has you cast on 32 stitches with an 8 stitch and 8 row pattern repeat. So, on my second attempt I cast on 40 stitches and also added one extra pattern repeat longways. It turned out to be exactly the right size for my Galaxy S6 phone (and I think it would fit an iPhone 6 too). Yay!
It’s knit cuff down in the round like a sock and then finished with a three needle bind off. This is the first time I’ve attempted this bind off and it was super easy, except for the bit where I had to turn the cosy inside out with the DPNs still intact.
The yarn is my old fave Rowan Felted Tweed DK in “Clay” and “Rage”.
PS: I’ve been a little intrigued by Faeroe Island knitting designs since reading about a knitting cruise (yes, really!) this year which set sail on the Holland America Line’s Eurodam from Copenhagen to New York via the Faeroe Islands. While I wasn’t able to make it this year, the idea of a knitting cruise does sound rather magical – might need to add it to my “one day” list.