MP3 Device Sock Pattern

This design was used to fit a regular iPod, although you could certainly change the size to fit an iPod Nano or other type of MP 3 Device.

Lion Brand Microspun – 1 skein of Main Color (MC) and 1 skein of Contrasting Color (CC) or you can make the sock in one color. You will probably be able to make at least 2 or 3 socks from 1 skein of yarn.

Gauge – 6 sts = 1 inch in Knit 2, Purl 2 Ribbing.

Knitting Needles – US Size 2 40” circulars; US Size 2 double point (DP) needles; or size needed for gauge. Markers

Pocket:
Using DP or SP needles, cast on (CO) 16 stitches in MC. Knit these 16 stitches in stockingnet stitch (knit one row, purl one row) for 3”. Keep the stitches on the needle for later.

Main:
Using circular needles and MC, CO 40 stitches. Slide the stitches to the center of the cable, pinch the cable between the center of the stitches (20 sts), and pull it out to make a large loop. Arrange the stitches so that 20 sts are on one needle and 20 sts are on the other needle, making sure that you don’t “twist” the stitches when you begin the circular knitting. Arrange the needles in your hand so that the needle attached to the yarn is in the front and the needle in the back would be your “first cast on stitches.” Place Marker (PM).

IF YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH KNITTING ON ONE LONG CIRCULAR NEEDLE, FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS: Pull the needle in the back (slide the stitches down on the cable) and looping that needle around, K2, P2 — continuing in the round as you normally would. Note that you will have a loop on each side of your work.

At the end of the row (this is half of the round completed), pull the back needle (being careful not to get it mixed up with the first needle!), and slide the stitches to the cable. Again, loop the back needle around to continue knitting circularly to the end of the row (where your marker will be).

Keeping the ribbing stitch of K2, P2 until your work measures 3”.

Next row: K2, P2 for 22 sts; Bind Off (BO) 16 sts; P2

Next row: K2, continuing in K2, P2 ribbing, transfer the 16 sts from your spare DP needle. Continue in rib pattern until entire sock measures 4”.

Change to CC and continue in ribbing (K2, P2) for an additional 2”. Entire sock is 5”. BO.

Turn over top 2” in half and sew down.

Turn sock inside out and sew sides and bottom of pocket. Sew sides and bottom of main IPOD sock. I left a small (1”) slit in the bottom so I could keep the sock on my iPod while it is connected to the computer.

Necklace:
Using 2 DP needles, CO 3 sts. Knit I-Cord style for 42” and BO. You may need to knit this longer or shorter to suit your need.

Beginning at the bottom of the sock, sew the I-Cord necklace around the outside of the sides and bottom of the sock, leaving a large loop as a necklace.

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