Helios Phone Cosy by Louise Zass-Bangham

Helios Phone Cosy

February 2012
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stocking (stockinette) stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
34 yards (31 m)
One standard size with instructions given to adjust size to fit
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This will give you a happy pop of colour on a grey day. It’s a fun gift to knit in one evening from a bright oddment of yarn.

It is intended to be quick and easy and therefore it is seamed up the side and knitted in mock cables - rather than the real thing. It has an (optional) 3 needle bind-off along the bottom for those who would rather skip as much sewing as possible. If that is too daunting, you can just cast-off and sew up the bottom too.

One size to fit most smartphones/cell phones/mobiles 11-14cm/4-5 1/2” circumference x 12cm/5” tall gadget
Photographed with an iphone4 inside.
Instructions given to make to fit a specific size.


  • MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino 100% wool, 125m/137yds per 50g ball. 31m/34 yds. If you are careful, you will get 4 standard size cosies from one ball of yarn. Remember to allow more or less yarn for custom sizes.
  • 3.25mm/US3 needles
  • Tapestry needle for sewing up

25 sts x 34 rows to 10cm/4” over stocking stitch using 3.25mm/US3 needles or size required to achieve tension.