Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Knitted book cover

Doug's cousin Allen graciously gave me his late wife Ruth's knitting yarn. In appreciation, I wanted to make something from this yarn to give back to him. Since he was an English professor and loves books, Doug made the suggestion to make a knitted book cover. The first flap I made a bit too short (on bottom) and the other flap is a bit too long, but it still works. Since the flaps sit under the book cover, it does poof it up a bit and looks a little odd. While you are reading though, it is quite cozy on the hands. I got him The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson. Allen was delighted with the book and the knitted cover.

3 comments :

Bigqueue said...

That is a very nice and considerate gift. Given the source of the yarn I suspect that he will enjoy having it.

I suspect it will continue to bring nice memories of his wife each time he sees it and/or reads the book.

Anonymous said...

How? I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A PATTERN FOR A BOOK COVER FOR LIKE, 15MINUTES AND YOURS LOOKS GREAT! pLEASE SEND ME A PATTERN....mY EMAIL IS REBECCAHAAK@SHAW.CA
THANKS!

Angela said...

The pattern will vary according to the book size. Basically, I used seed stitch for 1" (K1 P1, alternating rows) and then stockinette stitch with seed stitch at the beginning and ends of the row for 5 stitches. At the end, do one more inch of seed stitch, and the sew the edges together with yarn.

Hope that helps!

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