Tag Archives: cosy

Bramble Phone Sock

25 Mar

This yummy phone sock (aka phone cosy) includes some simple ribbing and a whole lot of moss stitch, to create a textured bump effect. I think black yarn makes the bumps look like a blackberry! An alternative name for a blackberry is a bramble – hence: Bramble Phone Sock. ;) And, hopefully, no confused phone connotations because this was actually designed with my Huawei cell phone in mind!

Bramble Phone Sock

Use super chunky yarn and size 8 mm (US: 11) double-pointed needles.

Cast on 14 sts, distributing evenly, and join in the round.

Rnds 1-4: *k1, p1; rep from * to end
Rnds 5-6: purl
Rnd 7 (and all odd rounds to Rnd 17): *k1, p1; rep from * to end
Rnd 8 (and all even rounds to Rnd 18): *p1, k1; rep from * to end

After Rnd 18, finish with a 3 needle bind off and weave in ends. (Tip: Turn your cosy inside-out before binding off, if you’d like the seam to be on the inside! Then turn it back out, the right way round, after weaving in ends.)

k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat
sts = stitches

I added some crochet edging in hot pink DK. It’s entirely optional but, if you want to do the same, it was simply: one round of 3 dc in each ch-sp, with 1 ch between each group of 3 dcs, and then one round of sl st in reverse direction with a size 4 mm (US: 6) hook.

Finished phone sock is about 2.75 by 4.5 inches, excluding any optional edging. It was designed to fit a Huawei Y100 Ascend cell phone but there is some stretching room so it should fit a variety of similar sized candy-bar phones. If you need to enlarge the phone case, increase the number of cast on sts in multiples of two. I used a 3 needle bind off to avoid any unnecessary seams; if you’d prefer, you could do a regular knit bind off and sew up the bottom seam.


Diamond Pattern Soap Sock

8 Mar

This soap sock (or soap cosy) is intended to compliment Jana Trent’s Diagonal Knit Dishcloth.

diamond pattern soap sock

Using 4 mm (US 6) knitting needles, cast on 28 stitches with a 100% cotton yarn (also known as “dishcloth yarn”).

1. knit
2. k1, *yo, SKP; repeat from * to last st, k1
3. knit
4. knit
5. knit
6. knit
7. k1, *yo, SKP; repeat from * to last st, k1
8. knit
9. k2, *yo, SKP; repeat from * to end
10. knit

11-30. rep rows 7-10 (5 times)
31. knit
32. knit
33. knit
34. knit

Either do a kitchener graft or bind off and sew the bottom seam together. Then, sew the side seam together. Crochet (or knit) a single chain, to thread through the eyelets (holes) at the top of the soap sock and knot the ends together – after threading the chain through.

Abbreviations: yo (US: yarn over; UK: yfwd) and SKP (“slip, knit, pass” or “s1, k1, psso”, where the slipped stitch is slipped knit-wise).

This soap sock is quite roomy but you can easily increase or decrease the width by increasing or decreasing the cast on stitches in multiples of two. This pattern must be worked with an even number of stitches. If you want to change the length, you can increase or decrease the repeated rows (11-30) but you must end with a knit row.

Pattern originally published on December 6, 2012.

Cabled Mug Cosy

8 Mar

Adjustable cabled mug cosy with optional 3 buttons and buttonholes, to enable it to fit a wide range of cup sizes! Can also be knitted as a standard one button cosy, to fit a large mug.

cabled mug cosy

Cast on 5 stitches with 4 mm (US 6) needles and DK wool.Button Piece:
1. [and all odd rows to row 17] knit [RS]
2. kfb, p3, kfb [WS]
4. kfb, p5, kfb
6. kfb, p7, kfb
8. kfb, p9, kfb
10. kfb, p11, kfb
12. kfb, p13, kfb
14. kfb, p15, kfb
16. kfb, p17, kfb

18. k4, p4, k5, p4, k4
19. knit
20. k4, p4, k5, p4, k4
21. knit
22. k4, p4, k5, p4, k4
23. k4, c4b, k5, c4f, k4
24. k4, p4, k5, p4, k4
25. knit
26-73. rep rows 18-25 (6 times)

Buttonhole Piece:
74. [and all even rows to end] purl
75. k2tog tbl, k17, k2tog
77. k2tog tbl, k15, k2tog
79. k2tog tbl, k13, k2tog
81. k2tog tbl, k11, k2tog
83. k2tog tbl, k9, k2tog
85. k2tog tbl, k3, yo, k2tog, k2, k2tog
87. k2tog tbl, k5, k2tog
89. k2tog tbl, k1, yo, k2tog, k2tog
91. knit
93. k2, yo, k2tog, k1
95. knitBind off and weave in ends. Sew on 3 small buttons.

Alternative Instructions:
For a single buttonhole, change row 89 to “k2tog tbl, k3, k2tog” and bind off after that row.

If you want to adjust the number of buttonholes, the yarn over buttonholes work best in the knit rows. The sample in the photo was made with Red Heart Shimmer (acrylic yarn) and 11 mm heart-shaped buttons.

Pattern originally published on November 29, 2012.