PDA Cases by Leigh Radford
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PDA Cases

September 2005
Aran (8 wpi) ?
US 10½ - 6.5 mm

Pattern description from Alterknits: “These quick-to-knit bags double as PDA cases and mini satchels, perfect for outings when all you want to take along is identification, keys, and some money. They are knitted in one color, then felted, and if desired, embellished with embroidery. Two options are given for the closure (either a snap or a button and button loop) and for the handle: you can either permanently attach the handle to the bag on both sides (option a), or you can permanently attach it on one side, then attach it to the other side with a button (option b), making it possible to attach your case to something else, such as a backpack or belt loop.”

Finished Measurements: 6.5” x 17” before felting; approximately 4.75” x 5.25” (folded) after felting.

Yarn: Cascade Pastaza (505 llama, 50% wool; 132 yards/100 grams): 1 skein. Shown in #50 burnt orange, #10 russet, #49 bing cherry.


  • One set straight needles size 10.5 (6.5 mm).
  • Two double-pointed needles (dpn) size US 10.5 (6.5mm).

Gauge: Gauge is not critical.

Notions: embroidery needle, yarn needle, stitch holder, button and/or snap for closure, button for handle option B. Optional: embroidery floss in contrasting color for embellishment and closure option B, quilting pencil or chalk for transferring freeform flower to case.