Aug 28, 2014

Knitting Pattern for Owl tablet case

Owl Tablet Cover
I have been asked to knit an owl tablet cover in brown colors, with a zipper opening on two sides.
We even found a matching fabric in a fabric store to put inside and to make the case stronger we have inserted cut out piece of plastic folder between the two layers. I must admit, it was challenge to sew the layers together with the plastic in place and to make the corner on the zipper opening. I was happy that my mom was the one doing the sewing, while I only did the knitting and figuring out the pattern.

 
 
Owl Tablet Case:by Stana D.S. 
Finished size: Tablet Case is 7” (18cm) x 9” (23cm).
 
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash Sport in # 818 (Mocha) and # 873 ( Extra Crème Caffe) each about 65 - 70 yards.
Total yardage is about 130 - 140 yards, and remnants of white, dark grey, and black colored yarn. 



Recommended Needles size: US # 5/3.75mm.

Notions: Yarn needle, scissors, fabric 2 rectangles about 10" x 8" (26cm x 21cm), if using the plastic insert two pieces of plastic folder slightly smaller than 7" (18cm) x  9"(23cm),  brown colored zipper 16"(40cm) long.


Abbreviations:  
SSK= slip stitch, slip stitch, and knit the 2 stitches together, this decreases 2 stitches to 1 stitch.
KFB = Knit in front and back of the same stitch, this creates 2 stitches from 1 stitch.
K2tog = knit 2 stitches together, this decreases 2 stitches to 1 stitch.
K3tog = knit 3 stitches together, this decreases 3 stitches to 1 stitch.

Gauge: 21sts& 27 rows = 4” in stockinette stitches.

Instructions:

This tablet case is knitted flat in stockinette (knit and purl rows). With stripes change every four rows.
Cast on 80sts.
Row 1, and every odd row until row 67: Purl (80sts total)
Row 2, and every even row until row 66: Knit (80sts total).
Row 68: Knit and bind off.
Fold the knitted piece in half and sew together the bind off side.
 
White patch  (make 2):
With the white yarn cast on 5sts
Row 1: Purl (5sts total)
Row 2: KFB, Knit 3, KFB (7sts total)
Row 3: Purl (7sts total)
Row 4: KFB, Knit 5, KFB (9sts total)
Row 5: Purl (9sts total)
Row 6: Knit (9sts total)
Row 7: Purl (9sts total)
Row 8: SSK, Knit 5, K2tog (7sts total)
Row 9: Purl (7sts total)
Row 10: SSK, Knit3, K2tog (5sts total)
Row 11: Purl (5sts total)
Row 12: Knit and cast off.
Sew the white patches to the tablet case using the picture as a guide. Embroider the iris of the eyes  with black yarn. 
 
Beak:
With the dark grey yarn cast on 7sts.
Row 1: Knit (7sts total)
Row 2: Purl (7sts total)
Row 3: SSK, Knit 3, K2tog (5sts total)
Row 4: Knit (5sts total)
Row 5: SSK, Knit 1, K2tog (3sts total)
Row 6: Knit (3sts total)
Row 7: K3tog. Cut the yarn, leaving long enough tail and thread the end on a yarn needle. Pull the end through the remaining st on needle. Sew the beak to the tablet case using the picture as a guide.
 
 

 
Finishing: 
Weave in all ends.
Use the two rectangles of fabric. Sew the two sides together. Insert the fabric inside the knitted piece. If using the plastic insert it between the two layers. Attach the zipper to the opening and sew the zipper to the knitted and fabric layer. To make the corner we have made a small cut in the zipper fabric to make it easier to sew it in the corner. Before sewing on the sewing machine tuck the ends of the zipper between the layer of fabric and knitting for a neat finish. 
With the yarn sew across the two corners to create two ears.
 
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