Fun Knit For Kids
My grandchildren are very lucky and have iPhones and iPads, that is all except for the very youngest. I decided to remedy this in a silly way - and knit him an iPhone. Trying to work out an appropriate pattern was a bit hit and miss ... but this is what I did.
Using number 4mm needles and a variety of double knit wools I cast on 18 stitches.
|Cast on eighteen stitches in first colour|
Using two main colours and a variety of bright colours for the keypads.
Starting at the bottom of the back of the toy.
For the first row I knit into the back of the stitches.
For all the following rows I knit in stocking stitch.
Knit five rows in first colour.
Change to second colour and knit seven rows in stocking stitch.
|Knit seven rows in second colour|
Back to the first colour knit seventeen rows in stocking stitch.
Knit into the back of the stitches for one row.
(This creates a ridge at the top).
This now completes the back ending at the top of the phone.
|Top of the back and five rows of the front - top down|
Continue on these stitches for the front (knit in one piece).
You will now be knitting the front top down.
Knit five rows in stocking stitch.
**For the keypads I divided the eighteen stitches into twos.
For each end and between each coloured pad I knitted the main colour.
For the keys (four keys) I knitted each in a different colour.
Each key carried over two rows (ie 2 x 2).
Between each set of keys I knitted two rows in the main colour.
On the third row of keys I knit just three keys as in the original.
Between the third set of keys and the last row of keys I knitted seven rows in the main colour.
After the last row of keys I knitted another seven rows.
One row was then knitted into the back and then the last row was cast off.
**Now at this point I was in a muddle while knitting five colours at once for each row and did not stop to take photos - I was truly TIED UP!
|Finished knit with foam 4.5 x 2.5 x 0.5|
|Ready to sew together and stuff|
So 18 stitches across and 29 rows each side make an iPhone of 4.5 inches by 2.5 inches,
which is the size of the original. (Size 4mm needles and DK yarn).
|Fun knit iPhone Front|
|Fun knit iPhone Back|
I'm sure that some of you expert knitters out there can improve on this first prototype - do let me know how to improve the toy. Meanwhile I spent a happy hour making this just for fun!
Looking at a real iPhone I have realized it needs a little red dotted about - I will remedy this later.