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Woolen Laptop Cosy
i have a new laptop, and i love to knit!
i sat with a bag of wool thinking 'i need to get rid of this somehow! i have too much!'.
the light bulb appeared, and so out the needles came, and knitting began!
Its my first public project, so be nice and enjoy!

Posted by Laura R. from Manchester, United Kingdom • Published March 5, 2008 • See Laura R.'s 16 projects »
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  • How to make a laptop case. Laptop Cosy - Step 1
    Step 1

    Firstly, get your hands on some thick, chunky wool - approx 2 balls of wool will be fine, if not - make sure you can get your hands on another, as there will be nothing worse than running out just before you finish!
    Also you will need knitting needles! I used 20mm & 10mm to achieve the desired look.

  • How to make a laptop case. Laptop Cosy - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cast on your stitches...
    Keep your laptop besides your knitting, I found that measuring with your actual wool as you knit is effective way to to keep track on size.
    Stretch out your casted on stitches making sure there are enough - you don't want it to be too snug or too big!
    The rows i knitted went as follows:
    Knit a row, Purl a row, Knit a row, Purl a row, etc...

  • How to make a laptop case. Laptop Cosy - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once you have knitted to the size of your laptop, sit the laptop in side the knitting - PRESENTATION side on the inner and INSIDE on the outer.

    Sew with excess wool up the sides with a wool sewing needle, as tight as possible to prevent any holes occurring in slack sewing.

    Then turn the right way round - PRESENTATION side OUT.

    For the woolen flap to close, cast on some stitches (i casted on 10, and knitted/purled 4 rows).
    Sew this on to the back with excess wool, again, do it tight.

  • How to make a laptop case. Laptop Cosy - Step 4
    Step 4

    Get your big press stud, open it up, sew one on the top flap, and the other corresponding stud on the flat side.
    Remember the better the sewing, the more likely it is to stay together upon frequent opening and closing f the press stud.

  • How to make a laptop case. Laptop Cosy - Step 5
    Step 5

    Get the over sized button and sew an 'X' stitch with some excess wool.
    Sew this with the wool to the flap with the press stud on the opposite side.

  • How to make a laptop case. Laptop Cosy - Step 6
    Step 6

    Test your press stud fastener to ensure your stitching is tight.

  • How to make a laptop case. Laptop Cosy - Step 7
    Step 7

    Hey Presto!
    Your Laptop Cosy is complete!

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Sherlaine Y.
Sherlaine Y.

this is adorable! if only i knew how to knit :( haha <3

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asdfghjkl_amy
asdfghjkl_amy · Kilsby, England, GB · 70 projects

looks great!! i've just got a new laptop, so I'd love to try this as I can knit but I'm just so impatient... however I'd love to give it a go cause it looks really easy and your how-to was good :)

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stephie N.
stephie N. · texas, United States · 5 projects

I dont really like cotton, and i dont know about wool. I'll stick to cotton, because its uber soft :D

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Grace D
Grace D · London, Islington, United Kingdom · 83 projects

-Veryyy good, now all I need is a laptop :D

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k.e.l.l.y.
k.e.l.l.y. · cooltown, massachusetts, United States · 6 projects

Love it! As soon as I finish the scarf that I'm making I'm gonna make one of these! I'll probably only need one ball of yarn because my laptop is so tiny. I have the Asus Eeepc (7" screen!!)
Can't wait to get started!!

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Laura R.
Laura R. · Manchester, GB · 16 projects

to be completely honest, im really not sure about the wool upsetting the electronics, i wouldnt have thought so, but i will look in to it!
i use mine for when im not using it, but when i take it out with me i have a bag!

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mellowbeing
mellowbeing · New York, NY, United States

I'm currently making myself a knit laptop cozy as well but I'm using acrylic yarn. Wouldn't using wool yarn cause friction and possibly upset the electronics? (I've had my computer mouse discharge when I carried it with my knitting one day and it was forever dead afterwards). I'm not sure if using acrylic yarn is any better though.. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this!

Btw, great color of yarn and I'm a huge fan of those types of buttons :)

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Kirsten B.
Kirsten B. · Las vegas, Nevada, United States · 40 projects

It looks great, I wish I could knit so that I could make one for my laptop:D. I also love the color of the string.

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northernstar
northernstar · Ísafjörður, Westfjords, IS · 34 projects

Looks great :)

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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, GB · 650 projects

This is cool, I should really make one for my laptop. Thanks for sharing.

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