Kindle Death by Christina Cartwright

Kindle Death

January 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
in fair isle
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
150 yards (137 m)
one size, adaptable
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…see below for construction, design, and pattern notes! :)

Knit yourself a Kindle Death! Using the Selbu “Deathflake” pattern by Art Fiend, I adapted the chart slightly and then created a sleeve for an e-reader.

It knits up quite quickly, uses little yarn, and is a simple colorwork design. It has a knitted inner sleeve making this quite a nice cushion for your Kindle.

No buttons are needed for this pattern (unless you prefer them!) as it has a flip-over construction for the striped flap.

If there are any errors in this pattern, please email me.

-If you’d like to make it smaller or larger to fit other devices, you can change your gauge by using fingering, sport, or worsted yarn. Just figure out your stitches per inch on a test swatch.

Some notes for construction & tips

Yarn weight - Please be sure you are using the right weight of yarn (heavy DK, which is in between a sport and worsted weight) or whichever yarn to get gauge in colorwork design so that your finished sleeve will be the correct proportions. I used Winding River Fiber Arts Classic DK which is 231 yards for every 100g of yarn. If your yarn choice is more or less than the 231yds/100g then you will have a larger or smaller result.

Length - The pattern was written with negative ease in the length, so that it stops around 1/2-1” below the top of Kindle when inserted. This is so it will stretch over the top. The row gauge is 5.5 sts per inch. Picture on side bar shows how finished sleeve fits the Kindle. Winding River DK yarn is very springy and stretchy so it works well with this design concept.

~Book shown in picture is “Elizabeth I”, a biography of Queen Elizabeth I, by Anne Somerset