Introduction: IMitten

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This is a great gift to make for someone you know that is the owner of an iPhone and lives in, or is traveling to, a cold climate!

I learned the hard way that my iPhone does not handle cold weather very well. While walking around NYC with my phone in my pocket these past few, very, very cold days my phone went dead. The cold sucked all the power out of the battery.

So I decided to knit a mitten for my phone to keep it warm.

Step 1: Supplies

Yarn ( I like to use a thick yarn and a thin yarn together, you don't need much to knit the iMitten)

needle size 10 1/2


darning needle

thread, needle


Basic knitting skills

Step 2: Begin Knitting

Cast on 10 stitches.

I have an iPhone 5, I you have a 6 or another kind of smart phone cast on a few more stitches to accommodate the size.

Knit each row until you can place your phone on it and wrap the knitting around the phone with a bit of extra to use as a front flap.

I knit 13" for the iPhone 5

Step 3: Sewing the Sides

fold the sides to cover the phone and stitch both sides to create a pocket.

Sew the button about an inch down the from side.

Step 4: Finished

The iMitten is done! Insert your phone and you are good to go!

If you have an iPad or other tablet check out my Intractable for an iSweater I published a while back!

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3 Discussions


5 years ago

Hey Susan,

Are those Aero knitting needles? You mention NY, so you are in the states. I have a few pair that I had with me when I arrived in CA in 1964 from Denmark, and they are still like new after some 50 to 60 years of hard use. I want some more in different sizes, but I can't find them anywhere.

Any suggestions?


5 years ago

Lol if this was in the shop it would be really expensive


5 years ago

Cute! And it would protect the screen from scratches too.