March 16, 2005
It's time to stop the hype
Click on the picture to get the pattern in .pdf format (Click here if you need Adobe Reader).
Here's a back shot which shows off the buttons:
Now, go! Make one!
A special thanks to Subway Knitter who entertained a long discussion with me about copyrights. Neither one of us is a lawyer, and that's really the best way to decipher copyright laws. I'm only half-kidding :).
Also, a small note: this pattern is for a full-sized iPod; more specifically, the newer full-sized versions which don't have the four buttons under the screen. For me, the hardest part about creating this pattern was the lack of a model. That's right, you would have never guessed, but I do not have an iPod!. Of any kind! And I don't want one, will never have one! In creating this pattern, I would knit something, then gingerly place the work-in-progress against a coworker's iPod (and it's her iPod in the picture, too, photographed on top of my lab bench) to see what needed changing. It was not a quick process, bringing the knitting to work, taking notes, going home, changing a few stitches, trying it on again the next day... For this reason, I do not think I will create a cozy for a mini. However, I encourage you to create it! It will take a lot of trial and error, since the round opening has be "just so" to stretch horizontally and vertically and leave the Click Wheel exposed. However, we're talking just a few yards of Manos here, not a big loss. Good luck!