Monday, September 26, 2016

Do Over

A little over a week ago I got a special request. Could I make my phone cozy...


...fit a larger phone? (I designed that cozy for my iPhone 4s, before there was a plus size.)

Sure, I said.

The depth part was easy. I just needed to knit more rows. But the width... Well, if I added a couple stitches...


No. Just no. I can't put my brand on that. That looks terrible.

The customer requested one done in cobalt blue. My go to yarn for this project had several blues, but none a brilliant shade near cobalt. A similar yarn that I had never worked with before had a royal blue. Close enough.

Since I had never worked with that yarn before, there were bound to be some differences.

So, the first go around was kind of like making a test swatch. I figured out that I needed to use a smaller sized needle. And to make the thing wide enough, I added a cable along both sides. Those changes made a world of difference...


A side by side comparison...


I can put my name on that. (The second one. Not the first.)

(And now I need to make one for my bigger iPhone. In orange.)

29 comments:

  1. Looks good.
    Funny how the phones got really small and now they are getting big again.

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  2. Hi Liz - never a dull moment for you ... but I can definitely see the difference between the two ... enjoy doing your orange one .. cheers Hilary

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  3. Well good job figuring that out on the fly.

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  4. Wow. I would so not be able to figure that out. Looks great!

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  5. That is so cute! I love the cobalt blue color.

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  6. That's great and I love the colour. There's a wonderful sense of accomplishment when you figure out how to change something like that to make it work.

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  7. It would be easier if they didn't keep changing sizes on the device :P. And the second one really came out nice, so your hard work paid off.

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  8. Looks nice! I like the color of the yarn too and the cable stitch through it!

    betty

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  9. Thank goodness phones are getting bigger. I have trouble seeing anything on mine as it is. Love your work and that blue colour is lovely.

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  10. I own a SE, which is the size of the 5S. I've never thought of a crocheted (in my case, as I don't knit) case. Right now this kind of project would be too much thinking for me, lol. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. Really, it's just a long strip folded over. At least, that's how mine is constructed. (You could do a tube as well...)

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  11. Adding the cable knit on the sides definitely made a huge difference!

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    1. It does. That's what my ereader cover has, and I love it.

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  12. This looks great! I think that is great way to keep the phone safe and I love that colour!

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  13. The uninitiated can never comprehend how skeins of yarn differ. Fascinating. And well done!

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    1. Yeah, even skeins that are supposed to be similar.

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  14. I gotta get me one of those! In orange. Heading to Etsy? Maybe?

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    1. I haven't gotten around to listing them. But I can do a custom order, no problem.

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