In light of the warmer weather we’ve been blessed with in Chicago, we thought we’d bring you a special free pattern from Nicole at Darn Good Yarn. We hope you enjoy! For more awesome patterns and tutorials, don’t miss the summer section on our site.
We’re almost there! Sunglasses weather! And with fluorescent and bold prints being all the rage this season, you need a fashionable home for your sunnies. Personally, I’ve really been loving large framed glasses and I needed a case to house them because my standard hard cases aren’t large enough. So this pattern is perfecto for them! You can also add some cute modifications to it like a wrist strap or a closure. Make it a little large to be a mini purse, it’s all up to you my dears! Enjoy and love – Nicole
Free Knitting Pattern: Sunglasses Case
- 1 skein of Darn Good Yarn’s Recycled Resolution (it can be the classic, sparkle or unpixillated versions of this yarn!)
- Size US 10.5 (6.5mm) knitting needles or the size to have you obtain 4 sts per inch.
- A piece of fabric for lining (11”x 11”)
- Cast on 40 stitches
- Knit 1, Purl 1 every row creating a 1×1 Rib.
- Create this until your piece measures 8 inches tall. Bind off.
- **Note** If you get a really long stretch of one color, cut your yarn and change it to another color to keep this small piece visually interesting and super colorful!
- Setting up your lining
- Now take your lining material. Lay it flat on a table and fold in the edges to match your knitted piece. Make the knitted piece perfectly square. Pin the edges of the knitted piece to the fabric. This is a nice process be-cause you are doing a “dry” blocking of your knitted project. If you would like to show off the lining like I did, just offset your lining fabric and fold it over the top of your case and throw some stitches in to hold the fabric in place and finish the edge. I put the fabric over the knitted piece and it makes a nice, thick edging.
- Now, if you have a needle with a large enough eye whip stitch the edge with the left over yarn. If the needle isn’t that large then no worries! Just use thread and stitch closely.
- Then fold your piece in two and overhand stitch the side seam and the bottom seem.