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I recently bought one of those ridiculous smartphones; they're 'smugphones' really, I can hear mine sniggering every time my fingers stray near the wrong part of the screen!

Anyway I thought I'd make it a cover to protect its delicate screen and since I couldn't find a pattern I liked, I thought I'd design my own.
 

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FireballDave said:
I recently bought one of those ridiculous smartphones; they're 'smugphones' really, I can hear mine sniggering every time my fingers stray near the wrong part of the screen!

Anyway I thought I'd make it a cover to protect its delicate screen and since I couldn't find a pattern I liked, I thought I'd design my own.
great idea fireballDave. it fits so snug . well done
 

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FireballDave said:
I recently bought one of those ridiculous smartphones; they're 'smugphones' really, I can hear mine sniggering every time my fingers stray near the wrong part of the screen!

Anyway I thought I'd make it a cover to protect its delicate screen and since I couldn't find a pattern I liked, I thought I'd design my own.
great idea fireballDave. it fits so snug . well done
Thanks, I'm quite pleased with how it turned out, although I did wonder when I'd finished knitting it and realised how many ends I had to weave in!
 

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That is beautiful!!! You are the smart one to make something so lovely--every time you use your phone you can feel good about your fingering doing all the right things with yarn!!
Thank you so much for the compliment. I'm kinda sorta getting to grips with the new phone, I think it likes its new cover because it hasn't been quite so cantankerous to-day, or maybe it's because I haven't disposed of my old one so it feels it's still on probation!
 

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Many thanks for the compliments. A couple of my friends want to make it for themselves so I'm writing out a clear version of the pattern from my notes and sketch. I'll post it when I've made sure it makes sense.

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FireballDave said:
I recently bought one of those ridiculous smartphones; they're 'smugphones' really, I can hear mine sniggering every time my fingers stray near the wrong part of the screen!

Anyway I thought I'd make it a cover to protect its delicate screen and since I couldn't find a pattern I liked, I thought I'd design my own.
OH Davey,
It is so nice to find you posting here~
I LOVE your newest design & I also am not surprised to see the charm--great idea!
Blessings your friend,
Patty In Ohio
 

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OK chaps and chappesses, here are the instructions for my Scrambler Phone Cover. It is tailored for a SonyEricsson X10 MiniPro with approximate dimensions of 3.25" x 2" x 0.75" so you may need to make some adjustments for your own device. I'm working on a slimline cover for standard candybar style phones and I'll post the results in a few days... if it works out!

Feel free to play and improve on my design, knitting is a sharing thing. I used a velcro fastening because I don't want to be fumbling with buttons when the phone is ringing, the strips of fastener also reinforce the flap and the top of the front panel. If you prefer buttons, I would recommend making the buttonhole using the one-row method in the centre of row 7.

Have fun!

Scrambler Phone Cover

Materials:
Oddments DK (sportweight) yarn in Navy Blue (A) and Cornflower Blue (B)
Pair 3.75mm (US size 5) needles
Darning needle
Small length of 20mm wide stitchable Velcro
Sewing needle and navy blue thread
Embellishment

Instructions:
Knitted in one piece

Flap:
With A cast on 15 stitches
Work 12 rows in moss stitch (US=seed stitch): K1, (P1, K1) to end of row
Break yarn A

Top:
Row 13: With yarn B, knit
Row 14: Knit
Row 15: Purl
Continue in reverse stocking stitch to end of row 19, break yarn B and turn work.

Back and Sides:
WS facing: Change to yarn A and using cable method cast on three stitches, (18 sts on left-hand needle).
Do not turn work.
Row 20: K1, purl to end, turn work
RS facing: Using cable method as before, cast on three stitches (21 sts on left-hand needle).
Do not turn work.
Row 21: K2, P1, K2, P3, K5, P3, K2, P1, K2
Row 22: Purl
Repeat these two rows to row 50

Bottom:
Row 51: Cast off (US = bind off) 3sts, purl to end of row (18sts)
Row 52: Cast off (US = bind off) 3sts, knit to end of row (15sts)
Row 53: Purl
Row 54: Knit
Row 55: Purl to end of row and break yarn A

Front:
Row 56: With yarn B, purl
Rows 57 and 59: K2, P3, K5, P3, K2
Rows 58 and 60: Purl
Rows 61, 63 and 65: K2, P3, wyif S5pw, P3, K2
Rows 62, 64, and 66: Purl
Row 67: K2, P3, K2, insert needle upwards behind loops into next stitch on left-hand needle and knit it, K2, P3, K2
Row 68: Purl
Rows 69 to 80: repeat rows 57 to 68
Rows 81 and 82: repeat rows 57 and 58
Rows 83, 85 and 87: Knit
Rows 84, 86 and 88: Purl
Cast off (US=bind off) all stitches

Making Up:
Stitch fluffy piece of Velcro fastening tape to stocking stitch section of front panel and hooks piece to top flap.
Using ends, stitch side of reverse stocking stitch bottom panels to cast off edges of side panels and then up sides of cover.
Weave in remaining ends.
Attach embellishment to front, positioning it between knitted butterflies.

Hope that all makes sense.
 
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