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Owl Book Cover Pattern

RELEASE PARTY!

Knitted book cover with owls


Please join me in the celebration of the 3 year anniversary of my first pattern release 🙂 The Owl Book Cover Pattern!


I started designing the Owl Book Cover Pattern when I saw that my books were getting frayed and bent by stuffing them into my purse everyday. The book cover protects the pages and makes it easier to store in my bag. It can of course be used for anything you want – makeup bag, i-pad cover or tablets etc.

Final size of storage area (excluding flap) is 8 x 6 inches FLAT – will stretch to accommodate larger objects.


This is knit flat and then sewn together using mattress stitch.

Materials:


-Size US 8 / 5.00mm needle
-Worsted weight yarn- gauge 4 st/ inch in stockinette stitch
-2 buttons approximately 1-1.25 inches in diameter for fastening
-4 small buttons for eyes
-Tapestry and sewing needles
-Cable Needle


Abbreviations:
CO- Cast on
K- knit
P-purl
St- stitch
St st- stockinette stitch
sl- slip
psso- pass the slipped stitch over
pw- purlwise
RS – right side WS – wrong side


Cable Instructions:
C4B- slip 2 stitches pw onto cable needle, hold needle in back, knit 2 stitches from left needle, then knit stitches from cable needle
C4F- slip 2 stitches pw onto cable needle, hold needle in front, knit 2 stitches from left needle, then knit stitches from cable needle
C2B- slip 1 stitch pw onto cable needle, hold needle in back, knit 1 stitch from left needle, then knit stitch from cable needle
C2F- slip 1 stitch pw onto cable needle, hold needle in front, knit 1 stitch from left needle, then knit stitch from cable needle

Begin:


Cast on 38 stitches
Knit 9 rows in garter stitch, slipping the first stitch pw starting on row 2.
Row 10 (Button hole row): K8– make 1 button hole (see below. We are making a 4 stitch button hole) – once that is completed, knit until there are 12 stitches remaining – make second button hole- knit to the end of the row.


Making the button holes:
1    Bring yarn to front of work, slip 1 stitch pw.
2    Bring yarn to back of work again
3    sl 1, psso, sl 1, psso, sl 1, psso, sl 1, psso
4    Slip the last stitch back to left needle
5    Turn work
6    Bring yarn to back of work
7    CO 5 stitches using cable cast on method
8    Turn work and bring yarn to back again
9    Sl 1 stitch pw and pass last CO st over


Continue:
Knit 9 rows in garter stitch, slipping the first stitch pw
Change to stockinette st until piece measures 9.5 inches then make the owls.


Make the Owls:
Row 1-RS- K4, P5, C4B, C4F, P4, C4B, C4F, P5, K4
Rows 2-6- Work stitches as established (knit the knits, purl the purls)
Row 7-RS – Repeat row 1 Row
Row 8-10 – Work stitches as established (knit the knits, purl the purls)
Row 11- RS- Repeat row 1
Row 12- Work stitches as established (knit the knits, purl the purls)
Row 13- K4, P5, C2B, K4, C2F, P4, C2B, K4, C2F, P5, K4
Row 14- Purl all stitches


Continue in st st for 1.5 inches, ending in a WS row.
Knit 7 rows slipping first st pw.
Bind off – the right side should be facing you during bind off.

Finishing:

-Sew on buttons for the owls’ eyes.
-Sew the sides together using mattress stitch starting at the bottoms.

Fold piece so the wrong sides are touching – the right side is facing you. Make sure to leave flap loose- the garter stitch area with the button holes should not be sewn. Align large buttons on garter stitch area on the front side of the tote with button holes on the flap and sew to front of piece.

Weave in any loose ends.

Done! Enjoy your Owl Book Cover!

knitted beige book cover with owls


Please do not publish or reproduce this pattern in any way for commercial use.

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