Thursday, 16 June 2011

Little Owls Smartphone Case

OK, so you might guess my favourite colour, and favourite animal from yet another case design....! I got a new phone and quickly needed something to protect it, cue whipping off a quick knitted case with a rib and owl repeat.

Using DK wool and 3.5mm needles...

Cast on 32
row 1 - K2, [P4, K4] rep to last two stitches, K2
row 2 - P2, [K4, P4] rep to last two stitches, P2
unless stated, repeat rows 1 on right side & 2 on wrong side

row 7 - K2, P4, c2b, c2f, P4, K4, P4, c2b, c2f, P4, K2
row 10 - P2, K4, c2f(p), c2b(p), K4, P4, K4, c2f(p), c2b(p), K4, P2
row 13 - repeat row 7
row 21 - repeat rows 7-13
row 31 - K1, [YO, K2TOG] to end
row 38 - cast off following rib pattern

Sew french knots for eyes on the 4 owls, and then mattress stitch a seam down the side and along bottom using long cast off end.

The idea is to be a snug fit, my phone (Samsung Galaxy Ace) is 11cm x 5cm x 1cm. The ribs are a size to fit a 'chunky' phone (i.e. iPhone 4 square edge rather than 3 curved taper) and nicely edge it, but I'm sure would also fit more slimline models too. Let me know how it looks and fits for other models.

Patterns I love that helped give me some inspiration to put this pattern together include:


  1. Nice job, it’s a great post. The info is good to know!

  2. Awesome pattern! This was the first time I tried anything with cables in it. I added a couple of rows between the 2nd owls and the yo, k2tog row so it would fit a bit higher on my iPhone. I didn't put the eyes in the owls because I used variegated yarn and it looks less like owls than with a solid... anyways thanks for the pattern! I really like it.

  3. hey loved your pattern and trying to learn here...may i ask what does the little * after row 7 means? does it mean to repeat row 7 or row 1-2? thx a lot

    1. The stars were the best symbol I could find to represent that little wibbly line often used to show a gap between row 7 and 10 etc. So yes, you repeat rows 1 & 2 in all the gaps between specific listed rows (i.e. all the stars).