Journal Band with Pen Pocket by Still Life with Knitting

Journal Band with Pen Pocket

August 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
70 - 75 yards (64 - 69 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Keep your journal or notebook secure with an easy, quick-to-knit band with a built-in pen pocket. This small project is great for knitting on the go, as well as for using up leftover yarn. These cute bands also make great gifts, especially for your pen-loving pals.

The finished band is approx. 2” wide; the length is sized to your personal journal or notebook.

Both written and charted instructions are included.


  • About 70 yards/17.5 grams of fingering weight yarn. The sample is shown in Baah Yarns La Jolla (100% Superwash Merino)
  • US size 1.5 (2.50mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge
  • Spare needles in the same size or smaller
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle