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Lucky Stripes eyeglass case - free knitting pattern

Lucky Stripes eyeglass case

Luck Stripes eyeglass case - free knitting pattern

This case will not only protect your glasses from scratching, but will help you easily find your glasses thanks to the bright stripes. Besides, it will make a perfect gift for anyone. Friends, relatives, co-workers – we all use sunglasses and many of us wear glasses. The best thing about this eyeglass case – it is very easy to knit.

MATERIALS

Materials you need to knit Lucky Stripes eyeglass case

Yarn - Knitca Woolly Warmth yarn, 100% wool, 100m / 110ds in a 50g / 1.7oz ball: 1 ball of #0128 Maize, 1 ball of #1655 Tangelo and 1 ball of #0002 Black.

Needles - 4mm (US6) knitting needles

Crochet hook - 4mm (G-6)

Notions - wool needle for weaving in ends

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Length - 20cm / 8”, Width – 9cm / 3.5”

GAUGE

18.5 sts and 24.5 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch

SPECIAL TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

SSK – slip 2 stitches separately knitwise, return them back to the left needle and knit them together through the back loop.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. With maize colour cast on 36 stitches.

2. Work in stockinette stitch (knit all stitches in one row, and purl all stitches in the next row) in the colour pattern as follows:

Rows 1-4: maize
Rows 5-6: tangelo
Rows 7-8: maize
Rows 9-10: black
Rows 11-14: tangelo
Rows 15-16: black
Rows 17-18: maize
Rows 19-20: tangelo
Rows 21-22: maize
Rows 23-26: black
Rows 27-28: maize
Rows 29-44: repeat rows 5-20
Rows 45-48: maize

Note:
- To make a nice-looking edge, use wrapping technique explained in this video tutorial

3. Shape the top part of the eyeglass case:
Row 49: SSK, knit 14 stitches, knit 2 stitches together, SSK, knit 14 stitches, knit 2 stitches together

Then finish 2 sides separately:
Row 50: SSK, purl 12 stitches, knit 2 stitches together, turn your work
Row 51: SSK, knit 10 stitches, knit 2 stitches together, turn your work
Row 52: SSK, purl 8 stitches, knit 2 stitches together, turn your work
Row 53: bind off remaining 10 stitches.

4. Weave in loose ends.

5. Make a seam at the side and the bottom of the eyeglass case:
With knit side of the fabric facing to you, align the sides of the piece and stitch the sides and bottom of the eyeglass case together using mattress stitch.

6. With yarn in tangelo colour finish the top of the eyeglass case using backwards crochet stitch (crab stitch). Photo tutorial showing how to do crab stitch is available here

Lucky Stripes eyeglass case - free knitting pattern