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!
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Test your press stud fastener to ensure your stitching is tight.
Your Laptop Cosy is complete!