iPad cover with magic apple by Jacquie Howard
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iPad cover with magic apple

Knitting
May 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
200 yards (183 m)
This pattern is available for free.

The cover is knitted circularly on two size 6(4mm) circular needles. You will also need a crochet hook for the back opening, and a blunt large eyed sewing up needle to finish.

You need about 100yards each of two contrasting colors of yarn. I have found that black and a bright color are the most effective.

Smooth yarns are best to show up the hidden motif but other than that any texture - shiny, or matte can be used.

The cover is made in one piece starting with a provisional cast on that is picked up on the next round to form the base, and ending with the top which is grafted together for a seamless finish. The opening is a giant one row buttonhole that is worked in on the way.