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Entrelac Cozy Kindle Cover
entrelac kindle cozy

Kindle peeking out of its new home.

© Eileen Casey, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Anyone I know who owns a Kindle just loves it and talks of it with missionary zeal. I'm no exception; I adore mine and use it all the time. I'm also no stranger to the stomach-clenching sound of a Kindle hitting the floor in a painful (for both of us) way.

I'm on my 5th model in 9 months (luckily the warranty is great). Bottom line, these things are more fragile than your average Penguin Classic, and we want to protect them from the elements, our toddlers, and ourselves. Enter the Entrelac Cozy Kindle Cover, with a double layer of wool for shock absorption and weather-proofing, it's not just a pretty face! It makes a great quick gift for every Kindle owner in your life!

Materials:

  • 1 ball Elle Merino Solids in shade 060, Purple, or about 77 yards of aran weight yarn of your choice
  • 1 ball Elle Merino Brights in shade 338, Kei, or about77 yards of aran weight yarn of your choice
  • 16-inch size 8 US (5 mm) circular knitting needle
  • 2 size 8 US (5 mm) double pointed needles
  • 2 small sew-in metal snaps
  • Scrap of waste yarn in similar gauge
  • Scissors, yarn needle, tape measure, thread, sewing needle

Gauge:

4 stitches to 1 inch in Stockinette Stitch. One diagonally slanting entrelac rectangle is 2 inches wide.

Size:

Finished (closed) cover measures 8 inches by 6 inches. Please note that this is for the second-generation Kindle or K2. K3 users might go down a needle size or felt the finished cozy very lightly to make it fit the slightly smaller K3.

Sample knit by Eileen Casey

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