Monday, February 28, 2011

Making A Case For Readers

 Ever since I first set my eyes on some of that new self-striping yarn, I've been wanting to try it out.  But alas, I'm not that great a knitter and can't make socks so I came up with this little glass case instead.

I used Deborah Norville Serenity sock weight yarn and Size 6 needles.

Cast on 34 stitches.  Knit in stockinette stick (knit row 1, purl row 2) until piece is about 8 1/2 inches long.  Cast off and weave in ends.  

Press and block the piece.  Cut out a scrap piece of fleece the same size as the knitted piece.

Then cut about an inch off the top end of the fleece so that when the knitted piece is sewn to the fleece, there will be enough of the knitted piece on the top edge to roll.  See picture to the right. 

Place the knitted piece on top of the fleece and sew the piece to the fleece along the top using a slighter longer stitch than normal.

Fold the right sides together and leaving the top edge open, sew along the sides and bottom edges with a 1/4 inch seam.

Carefully trim the fleece from seams, being sure not to cut the knitted piece, to reduce the bulk of the seams.

Turn inside out.

Add a snazzy pair of readers and you are ready to go!