Kindle Cover by Helena Callum
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Kindle Cover

Knitting
April 2011
Aran (8 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in Miniature Herringbone, unstretched, unblocked
7.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
98 yards (90 m)
To fit Kindles measuring 19 by 12.3 cm and 16.6 by 11.4 cm
This pattern is available for free.

The Miniature Herringbone stitch gives a dense fabric, which is why it was chosen for this cover. Note that the stitch needs to be worked in a needle size larger than usual for the yarn weight. If you are a tight knitter then consider using 8mm (US11) needles.

The Miniature Herringbone stitch is difficult to work in the round using two circular needles, so magic loop or dpns are recommended.

Stitch pattern adapted for working in the round: originally from A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G Walker, Pitman, 1971.

The cover is worked in the round, from the opening end, and a three needle bind off is used to close the other end.

11 December 2011: Pattern updated to include instructions for the smaller Kindle 4 (16.6 cm by 11.4 cm) as well as for the Kindle Keyboard 3G model (19 cm by 12.3 cm)