Ben's Eyeglasses Case by Shelia January

Ben's Eyeglasses Case

Knitting
April 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch using MC
US 5 - 3.75 mm
140 yards (128 m)
Fits an average pair of glasses up to 2.5" x 6.5" / 6.5cm x 16.5cm
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This pattern is available from cooperativepress.com for $5.00.

This case for glasses or sunglasses is knit in the round with a colorwork design that is created from thrums, or short pieces of wool roving that are knitted in, leaving the ends in the inside of the case loose and fuzzy. The top hem is knitted flat, and the last row of the piece is not bound off, but is turned down and then sewn to the inside of the piece, creating a hem facing.

MC Foxfire Fiber and Designs Upland Wool and Alpaca (80% wool, 20% alpaca; 140 yds / 128m per 2.2oz skein, 9 wpi), Hen of the Woods; 1 skein (I used 45 yds)

CC Wool roving (100% wool), Golden Yellow; approx 0.5 ozs.
Substitutions for CC: Imperial Stock Ranch Pencil Roving, Classic Elite Lush

1 set US #5 / 3.75mm double-point needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

Yarn needle