For a while now I’ve wanted to write my own knitting pattern. I’m very aware that there are huge issues when it comes to selling something I’ve knitted from someone else’s pattern. If you are allowed to do this, then you usually have to ask for permission, quite rightly. But I know that this doesn’t always happen. So I wanted to knit something of mine & write my own pattern.
I decided on an iPhone cover and some are currently available in my Folksy shop. It’s a basic cable pattern, to say the least! But if you would like to use it to knit your own iPhone cover then please feel free! If you have any suggestions about how I can improve my pattern writing, then please leave a comment below – any help gratefully received!
Download Cable iPhone cover
UPDATE: My OH’s mum, Jane, sent me an email last night, saying that she’d just completed her own iPhone cover, using this pattern. She said, “It was very easy to follow. I used slightly smaller needles and thinner wool so had to knit an extra 8 rows.” Below is her iPhone cover. I’m so pleased that someone has tried the pattern & that it works! Having never written one before, it’s always difficult to tell. But at least I know it all makes sense! Thanks Jane x
I don’t know how other people find it, but selling something that you’ve made is awesome. Not only is someone prepared to part with their hard earned cash but it also means that they like something you have made. This means it is good! I love this feeling!
So when I got a tweet from Oxford Bunting Co., asking for more of my iPhone covers, I was thrilled! Not only did I have an excuse to sit & knit, but it also meant I had to buy more wool! This then sparked a conversation with someone else about whether I could knit a cover for a HTC. Never one to turn down something new I thought I’d give it a go. It was a success! It’s always a bit risky trying something like that, especially when I’ve never even seen a HTC phone! I also tried a new design on this one, as well as adding a few buttons. My aim now is to write up my patterns for both the HTC & the iPhone cover, something that I’ve never done before.
I’ve also had a request to knit a cover for a bike lock by BikesinBloom. Again, I said yes because I’m always up for a knitting challenge & you never know where doing things like this will lead.
This is one of the reasons why I like Twitter so much. You never know how it will bring new opportunities into your life. It’s not just about tweeting about when you have a coffee, though I have to admit, I do that too!
I stupidly forgot to take pictures of the phone covers, but will add a picture of the bike lock cover when I’ve finished it. So check back soon! x