Star Trek Kindle Cover

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In this instructable, I will show you how to knit a Star Trek kindle cover. 

Let's begin with supplies and materials.

Supplies: Materials:
Please note that these are just the exact supplies that I used.  Please feel free to use any yarn you like and just customize to the size of your Kindle or other device.

Also, I made this isntructable with a standard Kindle in mind.  If your device is larger or smaller, you will need to make adjustments as necessary. 

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Step 1: Cast on and Knit Up

I knit this cover as if I were doing toe-up socks, using Judy's Magic Cast On (fantastic method in case you are not familiar with it)
  • Cast on 20 stitches (20 stitches on each needle)
  • Begin working in the round, one knit stitch in each stitch around
  • Continue until the case covers all but about 1" of the Kindle.

Step 2: Change to Black and Make Ribbing

At this point, change to your black yarn.
  • Knit one row in black
  • Knit 2, Purl 2 for the next 5 rows (or until you reach the desired height.
Time to bind off....

Step 3: Bind Off the Black

Time to bind off!
  • A stretchy bind off is not required for this project.  Just do a normal bind off.
  • Knit the first two stitches, then pull the first stitch over the second and off the needle
  • Purl the next stitch and slip the knit stitch from your working needle over the purled one and off the needle.
  • Purl the next stitch and slip the first purl stitch over this one and off the needle
  • Repeat this process until you are finished binding off.
  • Be sure to knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches.

Step 4: Attach the Logo

Download the image of the Star Trek logo here and print to size.  I printed it out at 1.5" tall.
  • Cut out your printing
  • Hold it to the felt and cut around it
  • Trim up your felt as necessary for a nice clean look
  • Affix the logo with fabric glue (do not do this with the Kindle in the case as glue could seep through onto it)

Step 5: All Done!

Let the glue dry for a few hours to make sure the logo doesn't come off and to make sure you don't get glue on your Kindle.

I wish you luck in your own projects, and as always, if there is anything I can do to help, please ask!

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    ChrysN

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Cute Kindle cover! I am glad you didn't use red yarn because then it may be killed on the next 'away mission' .

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