The Double Moss Stitch is such a fun textured stitch, it is definitely one of my favs 🙂 I just posted the stitch pattern and thought I would share a freebie pattern to go along with it.
This Knitted Kindle Cover is a perfect pattern to practice this stitch. It is a quick and simple knit project.
Double Moss Stitch Knit Kindle Cover
Materials for Completion
Needles: US 7 knitting needles
Yarn: Medium Weight (no. 4) 1 Skein, you will use a small amount of yarn.
Yarn used in image – Knit Picks Comfy Worsted Yarn
Purple Cover knit with Lily Sugar’n Cream Hot PurplePDF version of this pattern
20 stitches x 28 rows = 4” x 4” (knit in the Double Moss Stitch Pattern)
Approximately 6” x 6.75”
k = knit p = purl sl = slip sts = stitches rep = repeat
Let's Get Started
Cast on 23 sts. I use a double tail cast on, but any cast on method should work.
When slipping the first stitch, you can slip the stitch as if you are going to purl, with the yarn in front, or as if you are going to knit, with yarn in back, either way will be fine for the edge of the work to sew in later, just make sure you slip the stitch the same way for each row. The finished Yellow Cover is slipped with the yarn in back, the purple cover is slipped with the yarn in front (images of purple cover at end of post).
Row 1: sl1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: sl1, *k1, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 3: as row 2.
Row 4: as row 1.
Repeat these 4 rows until work measures 13.5” from the cast on edge.
Bind Off. Cut yarn leaving a long (20” or more) tail for sewing up the side.
Adding the cord
Cast on 21 sts and bind off this will create a thin cord, approximately 4” long.
You can use any method to make your cord, I like the look of this cord, and that you end up with a yarn tail on each end of the cord. If you are using a different method than a double tail cast on, you will need to tie your slip knot about 5” from the end of the yarn, so you end up with a yarn tail on each end of the cord.
You can use any method you choose to create a cord, you just want your cord to be at least 4” long and wide enough to work with the button you have for the cover. Leave long yarn tails so that you can use the yarn to sew onto cover.
Fold work in half, sew side closed using tail yarn, cut and tie off when you reach the end. Repeat on the other side.
After both sides have been sewn closed attach cord using yarn tails, center cord in the middle of the cover.
You can use a piece of felt on the inside of the cover to add some stability to the cord placement.
Flip cover over, so cord is on the backside and put Kindle inside. Fold cord over to see where button should be, and then sew button onto front of cover.
And that is it, you now have a completed Kindle Cover ready to for you to use 🙂
Thank you for making it this far
I hope you have liked this free pattern!
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2 thoughts on “Knitted Kindle Cover”
I am so excited to start this pattern. Thank you very much for making simple to understand pattern with clear pictures and directions. It gives us new knitters confidence!!
Thank you! That is so wonderful to hear, I love comments like this. I hope you enjoyed knitting one of these kindle covers.