My sweet husband surprised me with a Kindle this Christmas and even though he gave me a case for it–with a built-in reading light, brilliant in a couple of ways–I knew it needed a knitted sleeve to protect it. I carry the Kindle with me everywhere and it wonâ€™t take long â€˜till it starts to get banged up from being bounced around in my purse.
I wanted the fabric knit in a tight gauge so that the piece would keep itâ€™s shape even after lots of use, so I knit My Friend Londonâ€™s hand-dyed bulky yarn (GORGEOUS! Run to her etsy shop NOW http://www.etsy.com/shop/myfriendlondon/) on size 5 (3.75 mm) needles. The flap is knit in herringbone on size 10 (6 mm), and the I-cord strap is also knit on size 5 needles.
The flap is worked in a herringbone stitch, officially â€œDouble Stockinette, or Miniature Herringboneâ€ from Barbara Walkerâ€™s â€œA Second Treasury of Knitting.â€ Itâ€™s a super fun stitch to knit, makes a very thick fabric, and requires big needles.