Size: 11 cm tall and 5.5 cm wide (or size to fit your phone).
- Scrap of sock yarn, in your favourite colourway.
- Set of dpn’s in size 2.5mm
- Yarn needle
Gauge: 28stitches and 36 rows = 10 cm. x 10 cm. in stockinette stitch.
- First of all, make your math for fitting the sock to your own phone. Measure its height (10cm for my phone) and the perimeter (that is, around). Now, divide your perimeter (in my case 12cm) by 10, and multiply this by your stitch gauge, in this case 28. We get: (12/10)*28=33.6 Now we round to the closest multiple of 4, in our case 36. This is the number of stitches we need to cast on and work. We can do the sock now.
- Cast on your number of stitches (36) and divide the stitches evenly over three dpn’s. Join and work in a knit 2, purl 2 elastic for about 2.5cm (here it’s where it’s handy having a number of stitches that is multiple of 4). Then keep working in stockinette stitch (knit all rounds), until the piece measures one cm more than the phone (so, 11cm here).
- Divide the stitches over two needles, with the first half on one, and the second half on the other. Cut yarn leaving a 30-40cm tail to work the grafting (the method I chose for ‘sewing’ the bottom of the sock). Thread the yarn through a needle. Hold the two dpn’s together parallel with the thread hanging from the back stitch at the right.
- Put the needle purlwise into the first stitch on the front needle and pull the yarn through. Put the needle knitwise into the first stitch on the back needle and pull the yarn through, then: *Put needle knitwise into the first stitch on the front needle and slip stitch off the knitting needle, pulling the yarn through. Put the needle purlwise into the next stitch on the front needle and pull the yarn through. Put the needle purlwise into the first stitch on the back needle and slip stitch off the knitting needle, pulling the yarn through. Put the needle knitwise into the next stitch on the back needle and pull the yarn through.* Repeat from * to * until all the stitches have been grafted.
- Sew in the only two ends that there are (cast on, and grafting) into the inside of the sock, and you’re done!
I’ve used the grafting method because it’s the one I’ve been using lately to help my mother finishing all the socks she has knit lately and I like it. You can use any other method to close it.