Gauge: 4.5 st/inch, 6.5 rows/inch
iPad Dimensions: 7.3 inches wide by 9.5 inches tall
Based on the Tardis Phone Cozy by Erinn A. Starnes
A note on the color sections:
I did stranded knitting for all the colorwork, although the pattern I based this off of has instructions for intarsia in the round, if you’d prefer that for the black section. Be sure to twist the yarn you’re carrying around the yarn you’re working every 3 to 5 stitches to keep things secure on the reverse side. Don’t twist in the same place every row, or the carried color will show through.
CO 80 with blue yarn, join in the round. You may wish to place a stitch marker after 40 to indicate where the back side starts.
rounds 1-3: knit
rounds 4-5: purl
round 6: (slip 1, p1, psso) twice, p 35, pass next unworked stitch from left to right over stitch just worked, p1, pass final stitch over left to right. Repeat for back. Conceptually, it’s a purl round, decreasing with 2 psso’s toward the center on each side of front and back, so that there are 72 st remaining in 36/36 split.
PANELS & WINDOWS
rounds 7-9: knit
rounds 10-16: (k 4, p 12, k 4, p 12, k 4), repeat.
rounds 17-19: knit
rounds 20-26: (k 4, p 12, k 4, p 12, k 4), repeat.
rounds 27-29: knit
rounds 30-36: (k 4, p 12, k 4, p 12, k 4), repeat.
rounds 37-38: knit -- that’s two rows, not three.
rounds 39-46: (k 4 blue, k 12 white, k 4 blue, k 12 white, k 4 blue), repeat. That’s eight rows, not seven.
rounds 47-49: knit
rounds 50-51: purl blue
rounds 52-59: (k 2 blue, k 32 black, k 2 blue), repeat.
round 60: knit blue
rounds 61-63: purl
rounds 64-65: knit
Begin working flat:
row 66 front: BO 4, k 28, sl 3, (pass final stitch from left to right over penultimate stitch) 4X. Conceptually, you’re binding off the 4 edge stitches on each end toward the center. Turn.
row 67 front: p 28. Turn.
row 68 front: BO 10, k 8, BO 10. Place live stitches on holder.
Repeat rows 66-68 for back, only BO completely for row 68.
Join white yarn to 8 center stitches on front. Knit 7 rows of stockinette. Join blue, knit and BO 1 row. Sew top corners together in back.
Seam base shut.
Use black yarn to embroider window panes on windows and light. I had some glass beads handy, so I added them to the light for extra bling.
Use white yarn to embroider “POLICE BOX / PUBLIC CALL” on black panels. Good luck with that. My only hints are: do the back side first for practice, bring the letters down 1 row from center (trust me), and split the yarn in half (and use a smaller needle) for the “PUBLIC CALL” parts. Try not to obsess. ;)
|Back side for practice.|
Seam together the 4 lower-tier bound-off stitches on each side of the top. This creates “shoulders” that can stretch and snap into place over the top corners of your iPad so that it doesn’t slide right out.
You can also crochet a short chain loop to the back side opposite the light, then pull the light through it like a button through a button hole. Not only does this add extra security, but it keeps the light from flopping over to the front. *ahem*