- ½ skein Patons Classic Merino Wool (100% pure new wool; 223yds/204m, 100g/3.5oz skein); colour: Retro
- 1skeins Patons Classic Merino Wool (100% pure new wool; 223yds/204m, 100g/3.5oz skein); colour: Camel
(there's enough yarn in here to make this pattern and the matching transit bookie oddly ribbed hat)
4.5 mm/US 7 circular needles, 12”
- 4.5 mm/US 7 dpn’s, set of 4
- 1 7mm snap fastenerdarning needle or small crochet hook
Size: book cozie covers trade paperback
Start with ribbed book flap first, in Camel, CO 6 sts and k1, p1 every row using 2 dpns until piece measures 2”.
Switch piece to circulars, add 79 more sts and join. The flap will be the center of your book cozy. Continue in hat’s ribbing pattern (k1, p1, k2, p1) around for 1.5 inches.
Switch to Retro, continue in pattern for 1”.
Switch back to Camel, and continue in pattern until entire piece (excluding flap) measures 4.25”.
Next row: *k1, p1, k2tog, p1* around, 68 sts.
Next row: *k1, p1* around.
Next row: (k1, p1) seven times, k1, on left needle pass next knit st over purled st, p1, slide next 2 sts on right needle psso, put st back on left needle, place marker, k1, p1, k1, on left needle pass next knit st over purled st, p1, slide next 2 sts on right needle psso, put st back on left needle, place marker (64sts)
Rearrange sts so that the two yarn markers are on opposite ends, marking a new beginning and end, respectively. Place 32 sts on one dpn (front), 32 on a second dpn (back). Cut yarn, leaving a 1” tail. Retie yarn at one marker, and graft close like hat. When you get to the tail, tie together and continue graphting close. Break yarn, pass through last stitch, and weave in ends inside of the book cozie.
Separate the two halves of the snap fastener, sewing one half to the tail, and the other half to the book cozy to correspond.
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