Wednesday, January 10, 2007

FinePix Camera Cozy Pattern

front view

Like I promised, here's the pattern for a little camera cozy that you can adapt to fit your own camera. I knit it on Xmas day for my DIL, Valerie. She recently purchased a lovely little camera (in pink, of course) but was worried about scratching the finish. It came with a suede case that she found heavy in her bag and she asked (!!!! first request from her ever!!!!) if I would knit her a cozy. Well, let me think about it - Yes! She even raided my stash to find the right colors
I used Red Heart Simply Soft (leaf green) and Bernat Satin (plum) and size 3.5mm needles. You will need some form of closure, as well. I used an antique button that I had at hand but you could also opt for velcro.

back view
Basically, it's a rectangle that tapers at one end, with a cable down the center

The cable pattern is very simple - the first 3 rows in the pattern repeat are just plain stocking stitch (knit on the right side, purl on the wrong side); the 4th row, you hold the first plum-colored stitch to the front using a cable needle, knit the next 2 stitches then the stitch on the cable needle. This is a nice, simple cable pattern to start learning how to cables

CO 6 st. in green, 3 in plum, 6 in green

following the above CO and the cable pattern, knit 20 repeats of the cable pattern (80 rows).To make sure that there are no holes, wrap your yarn like you do when you knit intarsia.

Begin to taper the front - at this point, you will need to make a space to slip the wrist strp through, too - to do this, I did not wrap my threads for one row. This creates a small hole.
Front taper - dec. 1 stitch each side every row until only 3 st. remain (in plum). These 3 stitches turn into the i-cord loop that holds the case closed.
knit enough i-cord to go around the button
side view

To finish off, pick up 30 stitches along the sides of the untapered/ rectangle part of the cozy. Purl 1 row then split into 2 sections of 15 stitches and knit the 2 sections together. You will need to do this on both sides of the cozy. I used a small crochet hook and plum yarn to work 1 row of single crochet around the edges, to neaten them up. Sew the i-cord into a loop and attach the button. Voila!

This is the first pattern that I have ever written up and shared with others; please email me if you have questions
(bumbershooter at hotmaildot com).


pam said...

REALLY cute!!

I also like to knit and drink. They might be my two favorite things to do.

Bumbershootska said...

Yay! Of course with the drinking and knitting combo comes the next-day-hair-of-the-dog-frogging LOL
Rip-it Rip-it!