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Snuggle your device in library chic!
Penguin Books publishes the best introductions to reprinted books. I always appreciate their relevance and expertise over other books. Can you tell I love to read? So, for Cut Out + Keep's Nov '11 contest to win a copy of Keri Smith's "Finish This Book" published by Penguin Books, I knew I had to do a logo cozy! My family has shelf-fulls of books and both Barnes and Noble's nook and Amazon's Kindle, so I made this to fit all of them! I thought the process would be best to share so you can insert your favorite image on your own. Maker sure you're familiar with intarsia knitting when you cast on this project!

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  • How to make a book cover. Knitted Penguin Books Book/Nook/Kindle Cover - Step 1
    Step 1

    Print out your image and grab some graph paper. Put the image behind the graph paper to trace a pattern.

  • How to make a book cover. Knitted Penguin Books Book/Nook/Kindle Cover - Step 2
    Step 2

    In pencil, mark the boxes that are mostly filled with the main color.

  • How to make a book cover. Knitted Penguin Books Book/Nook/Kindle Cover - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use different markers or symbols on your chart for each yarn color. Download this chart in this tutorial's attachments. It's a bit different from the one I used to knit the pictured cozy, but there's no perfect chart. Just go with what looks good to you.

  • How to make a book cover. Knitted Penguin Books Book/Nook/Kindle Cover - Step 4
    Step 4

    Knit a swatch to determine the number of stitches (width) and rows (height) needed to snuggle your reading material. I knitted this cover with worsted weight yarn and 3.25 mm needles (I knit super loosely) and added two stitches to the L and R and 4 rows to the top and bottom of the chart. It fits the devices loosely.

  • How to make a book cover. Knitted Penguin Books Book/Nook/Kindle Cover - Step 5
    Step 5

    Knit the front panel bottom-up, then slip the last row onto some extra yarn. Knit a plain white panel of the same size, and slip the stitches onto another bit of yarn.

  • How to make a book cover. Knitted Penguin Books Book/Nook/Kindle Cover - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sew together the bottom (inside-out) and sides (right-side-out). Refer to a knitting reference for how to sew ladders together.

  • Step 7

    Knit a 2 knit - 2 purl rib for several rows until you reach your desired height. I did about 5. Bind off, sew in ends, and snuggle your devices immediately!

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† Wayward Deer †
† Wayward Deer † · Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US · 7 projects
I have a nook. On the screensaver Virginia Wolf or however you spell it is my old teacher. She actually looks exactly like my teacher. It's soooo creepy.
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Lorna at Knits for Life
Lorna at Knits for Life · 5 projects
@Andrea, I recommend the nook. The SD card allows you to view other files on it. You can read up for more info.
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great idea! love that little logo on penguin books. it's high time I got a kindle now that you've reminded me
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