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.
This is the first pattern that I have ever written up and shared with others; please email me if you have questions
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
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!
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