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Christmas-17-BP
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  • Mario and Luigi
  • Mario and Luigi
  • Mario and Luigi
Protect those all-important gadgets with Mario and Luigi, our funky yet practical cases from Lucinda Ganderton

Mario and Luigi both use a garter slip stitch pattern which quickly knits up into a chunky waffle-textured fabric and will provide cushioned protection for your laptop or games console. The flap is knitted in simple moss stitch and although the design looks complicated, you only ever work with one yarn at a time, slipping the stitches from the previous row so that both colours appear in the same row.


Pattern Instructions

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  • MARIO PATTERN

    Main case
    Using 8mm needles and yarn B, cast on 55 sts
    ? Row 1: k
    ? Row 2: k
    Change to yarn A
    ? Row 3: k1, * sl1 purlwise, k1, rep from * to end
    ? Row 4: k1, * yfwd, sl1 purlwise, yb, k1, rep from * to end
    ? These four rows form the patt. Rep 27 times more. Break off yarn B

    Flap
    ? Row 113: Using yarn A, k to end
    ? Row 114: k1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end of row
    ? Row 115: p2tog, k1, * p1, k1, rep from * to last two sts, p2tog
    ? Row 116: p1, * k1, p1, rep from * to end of row
    ? Row 117: p2tog, p1, * k1, p1. Rep from * to last two sts, p2tog
    ? Row 118: k1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end of row
    ? Rep Rows 115 to 118 twice. 43 sts
    ? Row 127: as Row 115
    ? Cast off knitwise

    To make up
    Darn in the loose ends. Fold up the bottom half of the cover so that the cast on edge lines up with the long edge of the flap. Pin the side edges together and join with ladder stitch. Make two buttonhole stitch loops on the edge of the flap. Sew the buttons on to the front of the cover in line with the loops. Alternatively you can use Velcro to fasten the flap.

  • LUIGI PATTERN

    Main case
    Using 8mm needles and yarn
    A, cast on 23 sts
    ? Row 1 and 2: k
    ? Join yarn B
    ? Row 3: k1, * sl1 purlwise, k1, rep from * to end
    ? Row 4: k1, * yfwd, sl1 purlwise, yb, k1, rep from * to end
    ? These four rows form the patt. Rep 11 times more.
    Break off yarn A

    Flap
    ? Row 49: using yarn B: k to end
    ? Row 50: k1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end of row
    ? Row 51: p2tog, k1, * p1, k1, rep from * to last two sts, p2tog
    ? Row 52: p1, * k1, p1, rep from * to end of row
    ? Row 53: p2tog, p1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last two sts, p2tog
    ? Row 54: k1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end of row
    ? Row 55: as Row 51
    ? Cast off

    To make up
    Make up as for Mario

Pattern Instructions

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MARIO PATTERN

Main case
Using 8mm needles and yarn B, cast on 55 sts
? Row 1: k
? Row 2: k
Change to yarn A
? Row 3: k1, * sl1 purlwise, k1, rep from * to end
? Row 4: k1, * yfwd, sl1 purlwise, yb, k1, rep from * to end
? These four rows form the patt. Rep 27 times more. Break off yarn B

Flap
? Row 113: Using yarn A, k to end
? Row 114: k1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end of row
? Row 115: p2tog, k1, * p1, k1, rep from * to last two sts, p2tog
? Row 116: p1, * k1, p1, rep from * to end of row
? Row 117: p2tog, p1, * k1, p1. Rep from * to last two sts, p2tog
? Row 118: k1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end of row
? Rep Rows 115 to 118 twice. 43 sts
? Row 127: as Row 115
? Cast off knitwise

To make up
Darn in the loose ends. Fold up the bottom half of the cover so that the cast on edge lines up with the long edge of the flap. Pin the side edges together and join with ladder stitch. Make two buttonhole stitch loops on the edge of the flap. Sew the buttons on to the front of the cover in line with the loops. Alternatively you can use Velcro to fasten the flap.

LUIGI PATTERN

Main case
Using 8mm needles and yarn
A, cast on 23 sts
? Row 1 and 2: k
? Join yarn B
? Row 3: k1, * sl1 purlwise, k1, rep from * to end
? Row 4: k1, * yfwd, sl1 purlwise, yb, k1, rep from * to end
? These four rows form the patt. Rep 11 times more.
Break off yarn A

Flap
? Row 49: using yarn B: k to end
? Row 50: k1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end of row
? Row 51: p2tog, k1, * p1, k1, rep from * to last two sts, p2tog
? Row 52: p1, * k1, p1, rep from * to end of row
? Row 53: p2tog, p1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last two sts, p2tog
? Row 54: k1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end of row
? Row 55: as Row 51
? Cast off

To make up
Make up as for Mario

Mario and Luigi

Pattern Instructions

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  • MARIO PATTERN

    Main case
    Using 8mm needles and yarn B, cast on 55 sts
    ? Row 1: k
    ? Row 2: k
    Change to yarn A
    ? Row 3: k1, * sl1 purlwise, k1, rep from * to end
    ? Row 4: k1, * yfwd, sl1 purlwise, yb, k1, rep from * to end
    ? These four rows form the patt. Rep 27 times more. Break off yarn B

    Flap
    ? Row 113: Using yarn A, k to end
    ? Row 114: k1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end of row
    ? Row 115: p2tog, k1, * p1, k1, rep from * to last two sts, p2tog
    ? Row 116: p1, * k1, p1, rep from * to end of row
    ? Row 117: p2tog, p1, * k1, p1. Rep from * to last two sts, p2tog
    ? Row 118: k1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end of row
    ? Rep Rows 115 to 118 twice. 43 sts
    ? Row 127: as Row 115
    ? Cast off knitwise

    To make up
    Darn in the loose ends. Fold up the bottom half of the cover so that the cast on edge lines up with the long edge of the flap. Pin the side edges together and join with ladder stitch. Make two buttonhole stitch loops on the edge of the flap. Sew the buttons on to the front of the cover in line with the loops. Alternatively you can use Velcro to fasten the flap.

  • LUIGI PATTERN

    Main case
    Using 8mm needles and yarn
    A, cast on 23 sts
    ? Row 1 and 2: k
    ? Join yarn B
    ? Row 3: k1, * sl1 purlwise, k1, rep from * to end
    ? Row 4: k1, * yfwd, sl1 purlwise, yb, k1, rep from * to end
    ? These four rows form the patt. Rep 11 times more.
    Break off yarn A

    Flap
    ? Row 49: using yarn B: k to end
    ? Row 50: k1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end of row
    ? Row 51: p2tog, k1, * p1, k1, rep from * to last two sts, p2tog
    ? Row 52: p1, * k1, p1, rep from * to end of row
    ? Row 53: p2tog, p1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last two sts, p2tog
    ? Row 54: k1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end of row
    ? Row 55: as Row 51
    ? Cast off

    To make up
    Make up as for Mario