Pattern: Raid Wrap

This iPhone Cozy is intended for use with Apple portable music devices and/or phones.  Sizes given should fit the iPhone 3, 3S, 4, 4S, and iPod Touch.  Because this piece is intended to stretch tightly around the iPhone, be aware that during the knitting, the piece will appear longer and narrower than the iPhone.  This will ensure a snug fit once the piece is seamed together and in use.

Also, the pattern calls for straight needles and DPNs because that’s how these things are normally done, but there’s no reason the pattern can’t be knit back and forth on two DPNs.

All photos in the pattern show the small version with an iPhone 3S inside.

Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Baby Llama (100% Llama, 109 yards per 50g skein), 1 skein
Needles & Notions: US Size 2 (2.75mm) straight needles or size needed to get gauge
Two DPNs in same size as straight needle (for working icord)
2 Cable needles
One button
Sizes: S(L).  Small is for the Touch, 3, and 3S models; L is for the 4 and 4S models.
Gauge: 8.5 stitches and 7 rows per inch in k1,p1 ribbing.

Stitches used in pattern (note: all cables occur ONLY on the right side or ONLY on the wrong side):
C2F: RS Only.  Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in front of work.  K1 from LH needle, k1 from cable needle.
C2B: RS Only.  Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in back of work.  K1 from LH needle, k1 from cable needle.
C3KP: RS Only.  Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in front of work.  Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in back of work.  K1 from LH needle, p1 from cable needle behind work, k1 from cable needle in front of work.
C2FP: WS Only.  Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in front of work.  P1 from LH needle, k1 from cable needle.
C2BP: WS Only.  Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in back of work.  K1 from LH needle, p1 from cable needle.

Instructions:
Cast on 17(19) stitches.
Row 1 (RS): k1, p1 across, end k1
Row 2 (WS): p1, k1 across, end p1
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 4.5” from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row.
Next Row: k13(15), yo, k2tog, k2 (Note: the YO, k2tog is to create a hole for the earphones.  If the placement of your earphone jack is different, it may be necessary to adjust the placement of this hole.  If an earphone jack is not desired, simply knit across.)

Next Row: purl across
Increase Row:
  Size Small:
kfb 2x, k1, p1, kfb 3x, k1, p1, kfb 3x, k1, p1, kfb2x, k1.  27 sts.
   Size Large: (kfb, k1, p1) 2x, kfb 2x, k1, p1, kfb 2x, (k1, p1, kfb) 2x, k1.  27 sts.
Next Row (WS): p1, k1 across, end p1
Next Row (RS): k1, p1 across, end k1
Repeat previous two rows until piece measures 6” from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row.
Next 25 Rows: work from cable chart.

 

 

 

 

Next Row (WS): p1, k1 across, end p1
Next Row (RS): k1, p1 across, end k1
Repeat previous two rows until piece measures 10” from cast-on edge, ending with WS row.
Next Row (RS): ssk, (k1, p1) to last two stitches, k2tog.
Next Row (WS): p1, (p1, k1) across, end p2.
Next Row (RS): ssk, (k1, p1) to last two stitches, k2tog.
Next Row (WS): p1, k1 across, end p1.
Repeat these four rows until 3 sts remain on needles.  Work icord on these 3 sts for 10 rows or until appropriate length to create a loop that will serve as a buttonhole.  Break yarn, draw through these three sts, and secure to base of icord, creating loop.

Finishing:
Fold piece in half; the two rows of stockinette with the YO and increase are at the bottom.  Sew side seams.  Weave in ends and attach button. 

 Final Note:
This pattern takes its name from its inspiration: it’s a 25-stitch cable that was inspired by 25-man raiding in World of Warcraft, 25 people working together to take out the big bad guys.  This pattern is dedicated to all the great friends I’ve made in the past four years of play.

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One response to “Pattern: Raid Wrap

  1. I love the design. Great job.

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