Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ipod Armband

My friend requested an armband to hold her ipod while she works out. This is what I came up with. The yarn's inherent elasticity, coupled with a twisted rib, makes this very stretchy to fit a variety of arm sizes. The pocket was designed to hold a 2nd generation ipod shuffle, but could easily be made bigger or smaller to accommodate your favorite music device.

Queue this on Ravelry!

Materials:
Patons Katrina [92% rayon, 8% polyester; 163yds/150m per 3.5oz/100g skein]; about 25 yds/23m in color of your choice
[Sample was knit with #10217 Frost]
Set of US #6/4mm double pointed needles or one long circular needle for magic loop method
Tapestry needle

Finished Measurements:
Width: 2.5in/6cm
Circumference: 7in/18cm, unstretched, up to 13in/33cm when fully stretched
Pocket: 1.5in/4cm squared, unstretched

Gauge:
14 sts/16 rows = 2in/5cm in twisted rib, unstretched

Click here for Abbreviations

Pattern:
Band:
CO 50 sts using long-tail tubular cast-on (or any stretchy cast-on you like).
Join and work k1 tbl, p1 ribbing for 20 rounds (after foundation rows if you used the tubular CO).
BO all sts using tubular bind-off (or stretchy bind-off method of your choice).

Pocket:
CO 10 sts with tubular cast-on. Work foundation rows.
Next RS Row: sl1, [k1 tbl, p1] 4 times, k1.
Next WS Row: sl 1, [k1, p1 tbl] 4 times, k1.
Repeat these two rows 4 more times. BO using tubular bind-off, leaving a long tail.

With BO tail, sew pocket onto band along three sides. Weave in ends. Go rock out on the treadmill.

Feel free to comment here with questions.

This pattern is intended for personal use only. Please do not try to sell it or any product made from it. Thank you.

4 comments:

  1. This is PERFECT for my friend, thanks so much for sharing! I'll be linking.

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  2. Carissa your socks make me cry because they are sooo beautiful. l can never knit them. Your color choices are amazing !!!. I have to check out your Etsy Store for sure.

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  3. THANK YOU so much for this tutorial! I am not a knitter but I saw this and whipped up a fast armband using this as inspiration (using an old knit sweater sleeve) in under 45 minutes! Now I have a fabulous and unique armband to use today when I work out. I am thinking of adding a patch or something to add interest, but it's awesome as is! Thank you again, you are great!

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  4. What a clever idea! This would make a great "guy gift" since we all know how hard it is to find/make things that men like :)

    I've recently been posting a bunch of "guy present" crafts on my site for Father's Day. If you want to check it out, it's http://www.allfreeholidaycrafts.com/Fathers-Day-Crafts

    Hope you'll swing by!

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