House Unity iPod Cozy
Techniques: knit, purl, dpns, changing colors, kitchener stitch (optional)
Yarn: Encore Worsted in black (217), navy (848), forest green (204), yellow (1382), dark red (999). Substitute any worsted weight yarn
Needles: set of 4 or 5 US6 dpns, or size to get gauge
Gauge: 12 st x 18 rows = 2" square
[Note: this pattern will give you a cozy that fits one of the fairly large, 3rd generation iPods. If you're making it for one of the slimmer ones, you may want to cast on 28 stitches instead of 30 and follow the pattern from there.]
Pattern: Cast on 30 stitches fairly loosely. Divide stitches evenly between 3 or 4 needles and join. Work in k1p1 ribbing for 6 rounds. Work in stockinette (knit every stitch) for 12 rounds. Switch to navy and knit for 5 rounds. Switch to black and knit for 1 round. Switch to forest green and knit for 5 rounds. Switch to black and knit for 1 round. Switch to yellow and knit for 5 rounds. Switch to black and knit for 1 round. Switch to dark red and knit for 5 rounds. Switch to black and knit for 3 rounds.
(At this point, your work should be the length of your iPod. If it's too short, continue knitting in black until it's long enough.)
Divide stitches evenly between 2 needles. Break yarn and thread tapestry needle. Seam the two sides of the tube together with kitchener stitch for a clean finish.
Alternatively, use a 3-needle bind off, or simply bind off normally and then sew the tube shut.
Weave in ends and slip onto your favorite iPod!