Thursday, October 15, 2009

Knitting Girls Lovely Laptop Snuggler Knitting Pattern



What do you need?
- Knitting yarn primary color (about 250 grams) (here brown)
- Knitting yarn secondary color (about 20 grams) (here blue)
- 2 knitting needles (4mm/US#6)

Knitting Pattern
Cast on 80 stitches.
Knit 4 lines in tricot stitch (knit one line, purl 1 line).

Next line you’ll do some stitch switching to make the decorative cable:
Knit 15 stitches, put 3 stitches on a cable needle (keep BEHIND the work), knit 3 stitches, knit the 3 stitches of the cable needle, put the next 3 stitches on the cable needle (keep IN FRONT OF the work), knit 3 stitches, knit the 3 stitches of the cable needle, and the first cable is finished.
Then, knit 11 stitches, put 2 stitches on a cable needle (keep BEHIND work), knit 2 stitches, knit the 2 stitches of the cable needle, and the little in the middle is finished also.
Last, knit 11 stitches, put 3 stitches on a cable needle (keep BEHIND the work), knit 3 stitches, knit the 3 stitches of the cable needle, put the next 3 stitches on the cable needle (keep IN FRONT OF the work), knit 3 stitches, knit the 3 stitches of the cable needle, and the third cable is finished.

The “cable making” line is finished now. Now knit 3 lines in tricot. Than you’ve arrived at the second “cable making” row. The pattern for this is of course is the same as for the first “cable making” row (CMR).
Just repeat the above pattern for cable making until your knit work reaches a height of about 65 cm (26 inches).
Cast of, and sew the just created end together with the base of the knit work. Than close one side of the snuggler by sewing. Now the basic laptop cover is finished, and you can add some decorative elements like the crocheted flowers I made.

13 comments:

  1. It's beautiful!

    The problem is: I do not have a laptop.
    Hmmmm ... I will have to figure out what else it can be used for.

    Thank you for the pattern,
    Janey
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    1. you could make it into a bag! simply knit long thin handles. and attach it to the lovely laptop snuggler. maybe even line the snuggler to make it a really strong bag.

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  2. Hi Janey! If you find other uses for the laptop cover let me know ;) I'll add your functions of it to the pattern than, so other people can use your great ideas aswell ;) Greetings.

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  3. Hey,
    I my computer is one of those mini ones so it's too small for this laptop bag. So I made it into a bag, I'm still in secondary so it's perfect to keep my books in.


    Love the pattern, this as with all of your patterns is brilliant!

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  4. How big is your computer? because im trying to make one for a 13' mac and im not sure if this pattern will be too big.

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  5. My laptop is 36cmx26cmx3.5cm.

    I think, for a Mac, the cover will be to big. It's easy to make the pattern smaller though.
    Just knit less stitches inbetween the cables.

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    1. Thank you for the measurements. My laptop is right around the corner with the length and this snuggler would look so cute!

      Do you have any suggestions to add extra padding?

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  6. These look super cute...im gonna have to make one :) thx for the pattern idea :)

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  7. I adore this - thank you so much for the pattern! My laptop is 37.4x24.5x3.6 - do you think I'll need to alter any of the dimensions, or is the finished product stretchy/flexible enough to account for the differences? Thanks!

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  8. Hi! I just checked the size of my laptop (it's really old... :p) 36x27x3.5cm. The cover is a little stretchy, so I think it would fit.

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  9. Thank you! I'll let you know how I get on :)

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  10. This is a brilliant idea the cable pattern makes it look amazing. I simply must try it as soon as posible

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