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Wraparound laptop cosy

  • Wraparound laptop cosy
  • Wraparound laptop cosy
  • Wraparound laptop cosy
  • Wraparound laptop cosy
Protect his prized laptop with this wraparound design in trendy colours

Laptops are prone to bashes and scrapes, but this bias-knit cover is just the thing to cushion them from wear and tear. The colour scheme shown is perfect for a man, but could easily be softened for a feminine look.


Pattern Instructions

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  • CHUCK PATTERN

    SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS
    Inc-sl - knit into the back of the next stitch, do not slip the stitch worked off the left-hand needle, bring the yarn forward between the needles, slip the stitch purlwise off the left-hand needle


    TOP GARTER STITCH FLAP
    [] Using yarn A, make a slip knot
    [] Row 1: inc-sl
    [] Row 2: k1tbl, inc-sl
    [] Row 3: k1tbl, k to the last st, inc-sl
    [] Rep last row until work meas about 7cm from slip knot to base of needle, end with the WS row

    TOP TEXTURED RIDGE SECTION
    [] Row 1–2: k1tbl, p to the last st, inc-sl
    [] Row 3–5: k1tbl, k to the last st, inc-sl
    [] Row 6–8: patt as Row 1
    [] Row 9–10: patt as Row 3
    **Note number of sts on needle


    START OF STRIPE PATTERN
    Throughout use the yarn specified from the end of the work where it hangs, sliding the stitches along the needle if necessary so that the st last worked in the colour specified lies below the left hand needle tip
    Join in yarn B
    [] Row 1: (B); k1tbl, k approx. two-thirds of the total number of sts, place marker, p to last st, inc *Let go of yarn B and allow it to hang from the work, slide the stitches along the circular needle so that the first stitch worked on the previous row is at the tip of the needle. Pick up yarn A*
    [] Row 2: (A); k1tbl, k1, m1, k to marker, sl marker, p to last st, yarn forward between needles, sl st purlwise
    [] Row 3: (A); k1tbl, p1, m1p, p to marker, sl marker, k to last st, p1tbl
    [] Rep from * to * letting go of A and picking up B
    [] Row 4: (B); k1tbl, k to marker, sl marker, p to last st, inc-sl
    [] Row 5: (A); patt as Row 4
    [] Row 6: (A); k1tbl, p to marker, sl marker, k to last st, inc-sl
    [] Row 7: (B); patt as Row 4
    [] Rep the last six rows until the width of a row equals the width of the laptop plus 1cm Cont in the foll st patt, starting with the row number after the last one worked in the previous st patt
    [] Row 2: (A); k1tbl, k to marker, sl marker, p to last st, yarn forward between needles, sl st purlwise
    [] Row 3: (A); k1tbl, p to marker, sl marker, k to the last st, ptbl
    [] Row 4: (B); patt as Row 2
    [] Row 5: (A); patt as Row 2
    [] Row 6: (A); k1tbl, p to marker, sl marker, k to last st, yarn forward between needles, sl st purlwise
    [] Row 7: (B); k1tbl, k to marker, sl marker, p to last st, p1tbl
    [] Cont until straight edge equals height plus half depth of laptop plus 0.5cm
    [] Cont in colour stripe patt set but swap knit and purl sts, i.e work k sts where previously patt stated p sts and p sts where previously patt stated k sts, until the straight edge equals height plus twice depth of laptop plus 1cm Cont in the foll st patt, starting with the row number after the last one worked in the previous st patt
    [] Row 2: (A); k2togtbl, p to marker, sl marker, k to last st, yarn forward between needles, sl st purlwise
    [] Row 3: (A); k2togtbl, k to marker, sl marker, p to last st, yarn forward between needles, sl st purlwise
    [] Row 4: (B); sl 1 st, p to marker, sl marker, k to last two sts, p2togtbl
    [] Row 5: (A); patt as Row 4
    [] Row 6: (A); sl 1 st, k to marker, sl marker, p to last two sts, p2togtbl
    [] Row 7: (B); patt as Row 4

    Cont until number of sts on needle equals number at**, then work one more row if necessary to end with a WS row. Fasten off yarn B

    LOWER TEXTURED RIDGE SECTION
    [] Row 1–2: k1tbl, p to the last two sts, p2togtbl
    [] Row 3–5: k1tbl, k to the last two sts, p2togtbl
    [] Row 6–8: patt as Row 1
    [] Row 9–10: patt as Row 3

    LOWER GARTER STITCH TRIANGLE
    Count number of sts on needle. If an even number subtract six sts from total stitch count and divide by two. This is the number of sts, including the first ktbl, worked until the inc-sl on the next row. The number of inc-sl sts to be worked (for the strap later) is six. If the number of sts is odd subtract seven sts from the total row count and divide by two. This is the number of sts, including the first ktbl, worked until the inc-sl on the next row. The number of inc-sl sts to be worked (for the strap later) is seven.

    [] Row 1: k1tbl, k to sts to be inc-sl, inc-sl calculated number of sts slipping sl sts each time onto a stitch holder, k to last two sts, p2togtbl
    [] Row 2: k1tbl, k to last two sts, p2togtbl
    [] Rep last row until three sts rem
    [] Next row: k2togtbl, sl1 purlwise
    [] Next row: k2togtbl to complete

  • Side panel

    Mark with pins height of laptop down from top and up from bottom of both edges with no increase or decreases. Measure the distance along one straight selvedge between the two pins. Measure and pin the same distance along a row of the knitted fabric and count how many stitches appear in that distance
    [] Using yarn B, pick up this number of sts between the two pins along one edge with RS facing
    [] Rep from * to * using C instead of A
    [] Row 2: (C); k1tbl, k to last st, yarn forward between needles sl st purlwise
    [] Row 3: (C); patt as Row 2
    [] Row 4: (B); k1tbl, p to last st, yarn forward between needles sl st purlwise
    [] Row 5: (C); k1tbl, k to last st, yarn forward between needles sl st purlwise
    [] Row 6: (C), patt as Row 5
    [] Row 7: (B); patt as Row 2
    [] Rep last six rows until work meas height of laptop from picked up sts Cont in foll st patt, starting with row number after last one worked in previous st patt
    [] Row 2: (C); k2togtbl, k to last st, yarn forward between needles sl st purlwise
    [] Row 3: (C); patt as Row 2
    [] Row 4: (B); s1 one st, p to last two sts, p2togtbl
    [] Row 5: (C); sl one st, k to last two sts, p2togtbl
    [] Row 6: (C); patt as Row 5
    [] Row 7: (B); patt as Row 5
    [] Rep last six rows until three sts rem
    [] Next row: k2togtbl, sl 1 purlwise
    [] Next row: k2togtbl to complete
    [] Rep along other pinned edge section

  • Strap

    [] Transfer sl sts from stitch holder and using yarn B work in garter st until strap is desired length. Cast off

  • Finishing

    Do not press. Block work gently using dimensions of laptop as a guide. With RS facing out, join side panel to lower section of straight edge with no increase or decreases and lower triangle, using mattress stitch. Oversew buckle in place

Pattern Instructions

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CHUCK PATTERN

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS
Inc-sl - knit into the back of the next stitch, do not slip the stitch worked off the left-hand needle, bring the yarn forward between the needles, slip the stitch purlwise off the left-hand needle


TOP GARTER STITCH FLAP
[] Using yarn A, make a slip knot
[] Row 1: inc-sl
[] Row 2: k1tbl, inc-sl
[] Row 3: k1tbl, k to the last st, inc-sl
[] Rep last row until work meas about 7cm from slip knot to base of needle, end with the WS row

TOP TEXTURED RIDGE SECTION
[] Row 1–2: k1tbl, p to the last st, inc-sl
[] Row 3–5: k1tbl, k to the last st, inc-sl
[] Row 6–8: patt as Row 1
[] Row 9–10: patt as Row 3
**Note number of sts on needle


START OF STRIPE PATTERN
Throughout use the yarn specified from the end of the work where it hangs, sliding the stitches along the needle if necessary so that the st last worked in the colour specified lies below the left hand needle tip
Join in yarn B
[] Row 1: (B); k1tbl, k approx. two-thirds of the total number of sts, place marker, p to last st, inc *Let go of yarn B and allow it to hang from the work, slide the stitches along the circular needle so that the first stitch worked on the previous row is at the tip of the needle. Pick up yarn A*
[] Row 2: (A); k1tbl, k1, m1, k to marker, sl marker, p to last st, yarn forward between needles, sl st purlwise
[] Row 3: (A); k1tbl, p1, m1p, p to marker, sl marker, k to last st, p1tbl
[] Rep from * to * letting go of A and picking up B
[] Row 4: (B); k1tbl, k to marker, sl marker, p to last st, inc-sl
[] Row 5: (A); patt as Row 4
[] Row 6: (A); k1tbl, p to marker, sl marker, k to last st, inc-sl
[] Row 7: (B); patt as Row 4
[] Rep the last six rows until the width of a row equals the width of the laptop plus 1cm Cont in the foll st patt, starting with the row number after the last one worked in the previous st patt
[] Row 2: (A); k1tbl, k to marker, sl marker, p to last st, yarn forward between needles, sl st purlwise
[] Row 3: (A); k1tbl, p to marker, sl marker, k to the last st, ptbl
[] Row 4: (B); patt as Row 2
[] Row 5: (A); patt as Row 2
[] Row 6: (A); k1tbl, p to marker, sl marker, k to last st, yarn forward between needles, sl st purlwise
[] Row 7: (B); k1tbl, k to marker, sl marker, p to last st, p1tbl
[] Cont until straight edge equals height plus half depth of laptop plus 0.5cm
[] Cont in colour stripe patt set but swap knit and purl sts, i.e work k sts where previously patt stated p sts and p sts where previously patt stated k sts, until the straight edge equals height plus twice depth of laptop plus 1cm Cont in the foll st patt, starting with the row number after the last one worked in the previous st patt
[] Row 2: (A); k2togtbl, p to marker, sl marker, k to last st, yarn forward between needles, sl st purlwise
[] Row 3: (A); k2togtbl, k to marker, sl marker, p to last st, yarn forward between needles, sl st purlwise
[] Row 4: (B); sl 1 st, p to marker, sl marker, k to last two sts, p2togtbl
[] Row 5: (A); patt as Row 4
[] Row 6: (A); sl 1 st, k to marker, sl marker, p to last two sts, p2togtbl
[] Row 7: (B); patt as Row 4

Cont until number of sts on needle equals number at**, then work one more row if necessary to end with a WS row. Fasten off yarn B

LOWER TEXTURED RIDGE SECTION
[] Row 1–2: k1tbl, p to the last two sts, p2togtbl
[] Row 3–5: k1tbl, k to the last two sts, p2togtbl
[] Row 6–8: patt as Row 1
[] Row 9–10: patt as Row 3

LOWER GARTER STITCH TRIANGLE
Count number of sts on needle. If an even number subtract six sts from total stitch count and divide by two. This is the number of sts, including the first ktbl, worked until the inc-sl on the next row. The number of inc-sl sts to be worked (for the strap later) is six. If the number of sts is odd subtract seven sts from the total row count and divide by two. This is the number of sts, including the first ktbl, worked until the inc-sl on the next row. The number of inc-sl sts to be worked (for the strap later) is seven.

[] Row 1: k1tbl, k to sts to be inc-sl, inc-sl calculated number of sts slipping sl sts each time onto a stitch holder, k to last two sts, p2togtbl
[] Row 2: k1tbl, k to last two sts, p2togtbl
[] Rep last row until three sts rem
[] Next row: k2togtbl, sl1 purlwise
[] Next row: k2togtbl to complete

Side panel

Mark with pins height of laptop down from top and up from bottom of both edges with no increase or decreases. Measure the distance along one straight selvedge between the two pins. Measure and pin the same distance along a row of the knitted fabric and count how many stitches appear in that distance
[] Using yarn B, pick up this number of sts between the two pins along one edge with RS facing
[] Rep from * to * using C instead of A
[] Row 2: (C); k1tbl, k to last st, yarn forward between needles sl st purlwise
[] Row 3: (C); patt as Row 2
[] Row 4: (B); k1tbl, p to last st, yarn forward between needles sl st purlwise
[] Row 5: (C); k1tbl, k to last st, yarn forward between needles sl st purlwise
[] Row 6: (C), patt as Row 5
[] Row 7: (B); patt as Row 2
[] Rep last six rows until work meas height of laptop from picked up sts Cont in foll st patt, starting with row number after last one worked in previous st patt
[] Row 2: (C); k2togtbl, k to last st, yarn forward between needles sl st purlwise
[] Row 3: (C); patt as Row 2
[] Row 4: (B); s1 one st, p to last two sts, p2togtbl
[] Row 5: (C); sl one st, k to last two sts, p2togtbl
[] Row 6: (C); patt as Row 5
[] Row 7: (B); patt as Row 5
[] Rep last six rows until three sts rem
[] Next row: k2togtbl, sl 1 purlwise
[] Next row: k2togtbl to complete
[] Rep along other pinned edge section

Strap

[] Transfer sl sts from stitch holder and using yarn B work in garter st until strap is desired length. Cast off

Finishing

Do not press. Block work gently using dimensions of laptop as a guide. With RS facing out, join side panel to lower section of straight edge with no increase or decreases and lower triangle, using mattress stitch. Oversew buckle in place

Wraparound laptop cosy

Pattern Instructions

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  • CHUCK PATTERN

    SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS
    Inc-sl - knit into the back of the next stitch, do not slip the stitch worked off the left-hand needle, bring the yarn forward between the needles, slip the stitch purlwise off the left-hand needle


    TOP GARTER STITCH FLAP
    [] Using yarn A, make a slip knot
    [] Row 1: inc-sl
    [] Row 2: k1tbl, inc-sl
    [] Row 3: k1tbl, k to the last st, inc-sl
    [] Rep last row until work meas about 7cm from slip knot to base of needle, end with the WS row

    TOP TEXTURED RIDGE SECTION
    [] Row 1–2: k1tbl, p to the last st, inc-sl
    [] Row 3–5: k1tbl, k to the last st, inc-sl
    [] Row 6–8: patt as Row 1
    [] Row 9–10: patt as Row 3
    **Note number of sts on needle


    START OF STRIPE PATTERN
    Throughout use the yarn specified from the end of the work where it hangs, sliding the stitches along the needle if necessary so that the st last worked in the colour specified lies below the left hand needle tip
    Join in yarn B
    [] Row 1: (B); k1tbl, k approx. two-thirds of the total number of sts, place marker, p to last st, inc *Let go of yarn B and allow it to hang from the work, slide the stitches along the circular needle so that the first stitch worked on the previous row is at the tip of the needle. Pick up yarn A*
    [] Row 2: (A); k1tbl, k1, m1, k to marker, sl marker, p to last st, yarn forward between needles, sl st purlwise
    [] Row 3: (A); k1tbl, p1, m1p, p to marker, sl marker, k to last st, p1tbl
    [] Rep from * to * letting go of A and picking up B
    [] Row 4: (B); k1tbl, k to marker, sl marker, p to last st, inc-sl
    [] Row 5: (A); patt as Row 4
    [] Row 6: (A); k1tbl, p to marker, sl marker, k to last st, inc-sl
    [] Row 7: (B); patt as Row 4
    [] Rep the last six rows until the width of a row equals the width of the laptop plus 1cm Cont in the foll st patt, starting with the row number after the last one worked in the previous st patt
    [] Row 2: (A); k1tbl, k to marker, sl marker, p to last st, yarn forward between needles, sl st purlwise
    [] Row 3: (A); k1tbl, p to marker, sl marker, k to the last st, ptbl
    [] Row 4: (B); patt as Row 2
    [] Row 5: (A); patt as Row 2
    [] Row 6: (A); k1tbl, p to marker, sl marker, k to last st, yarn forward between needles, sl st purlwise
    [] Row 7: (B); k1tbl, k to marker, sl marker, p to last st, p1tbl
    [] Cont until straight edge equals height plus half depth of laptop plus 0.5cm
    [] Cont in colour stripe patt set but swap knit and purl sts, i.e work k sts where previously patt stated p sts and p sts where previously patt stated k sts, until the straight edge equals height plus twice depth of laptop plus 1cm Cont in the foll st patt, starting with the row number after the last one worked in the previous st patt
    [] Row 2: (A); k2togtbl, p to marker, sl marker, k to last st, yarn forward between needles, sl st purlwise
    [] Row 3: (A); k2togtbl, k to marker, sl marker, p to last st, yarn forward between needles, sl st purlwise
    [] Row 4: (B); sl 1 st, p to marker, sl marker, k to last two sts, p2togtbl
    [] Row 5: (A); patt as Row 4
    [] Row 6: (A); sl 1 st, k to marker, sl marker, p to last two sts, p2togtbl
    [] Row 7: (B); patt as Row 4

    Cont until number of sts on needle equals number at**, then work one more row if necessary to end with a WS row. Fasten off yarn B

    LOWER TEXTURED RIDGE SECTION
    [] Row 1–2: k1tbl, p to the last two sts, p2togtbl
    [] Row 3–5: k1tbl, k to the last two sts, p2togtbl
    [] Row 6–8: patt as Row 1
    [] Row 9–10: patt as Row 3

    LOWER GARTER STITCH TRIANGLE
    Count number of sts on needle. If an even number subtract six sts from total stitch count and divide by two. This is the number of sts, including the first ktbl, worked until the inc-sl on the next row. The number of inc-sl sts to be worked (for the strap later) is six. If the number of sts is odd subtract seven sts from the total row count and divide by two. This is the number of sts, including the first ktbl, worked until the inc-sl on the next row. The number of inc-sl sts to be worked (for the strap later) is seven.

    [] Row 1: k1tbl, k to sts to be inc-sl, inc-sl calculated number of sts slipping sl sts each time onto a stitch holder, k to last two sts, p2togtbl
    [] Row 2: k1tbl, k to last two sts, p2togtbl
    [] Rep last row until three sts rem
    [] Next row: k2togtbl, sl1 purlwise
    [] Next row: k2togtbl to complete

  • Side panel

    Mark with pins height of laptop down from top and up from bottom of both edges with no increase or decreases. Measure the distance along one straight selvedge between the two pins. Measure and pin the same distance along a row of the knitted fabric and count how many stitches appear in that distance
    [] Using yarn B, pick up this number of sts between the two pins along one edge with RS facing
    [] Rep from * to * using C instead of A
    [] Row 2: (C); k1tbl, k to last st, yarn forward between needles sl st purlwise
    [] Row 3: (C); patt as Row 2
    [] Row 4: (B); k1tbl, p to last st, yarn forward between needles sl st purlwise
    [] Row 5: (C); k1tbl, k to last st, yarn forward between needles sl st purlwise
    [] Row 6: (C), patt as Row 5
    [] Row 7: (B); patt as Row 2
    [] Rep last six rows until work meas height of laptop from picked up sts Cont in foll st patt, starting with row number after last one worked in previous st patt
    [] Row 2: (C); k2togtbl, k to last st, yarn forward between needles sl st purlwise
    [] Row 3: (C); patt as Row 2
    [] Row 4: (B); s1 one st, p to last two sts, p2togtbl
    [] Row 5: (C); sl one st, k to last two sts, p2togtbl
    [] Row 6: (C); patt as Row 5
    [] Row 7: (B); patt as Row 5
    [] Rep last six rows until three sts rem
    [] Next row: k2togtbl, sl 1 purlwise
    [] Next row: k2togtbl to complete
    [] Rep along other pinned edge section

  • Strap

    [] Transfer sl sts from stitch holder and using yarn B work in garter st until strap is desired length. Cast off

  • Finishing

    Do not press. Block work gently using dimensions of laptop as a guide. With RS facing out, join side panel to lower section of straight edge with no increase or decreases and lower triangle, using mattress stitch. Oversew buckle in place