Herringbone iPod Sock Cosy

This elegant cosy fits a variety of MP3 players and mobile phones making it a great gift knit.

It is knitted bottom-up but could easily be converted to top-down using your favourite sock techniques and is ideal for practising colour-work in the round.

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Herringbone iPod Cosy


Finished Measurements

2½” by 6½” unstretched


28 stitches by 40 rows = 4″ in stocking stitch in the round.


45 yards Cygnet Truly Wool Rich 4 Ply in main colour
10 yards Cygnet Truly Wool Rich 4 Ply in contrasting colour

2.75mm needle(s)


Cast on 40 stitches in main colour using Judy’s Magic Cast On.
K1 round (as described in instructions for cast on).

* K1, Kfb, K16, Kfb, K1. Repeat from *. (44 stitches)

K1 round.

* K1, Kfb, K18, Kfb, K1. Repeat from *. (48 stitches)

Knit in stocking stitch in main colour until cosy measures 2″.

Knit 13 rows in herringbone pattern as described below. (Rows 1-4 three times then row 1 once.)

Knit in stocking stitch in main colour until cosy measures 5″.

*K2, P2. Repeat from * until cosy measures 6½”.

Herringbone pattern

Row 1: * K2 MC, K1 CC. Repeat from * to end of round.
Row 2: * K1 CC, K3 MC, K1 CC, K1 MC. Repeat from * to end of round.
Row 3: K1 MC, * K1 CC, K1 MC, K1 CC, K3 MC. Repeat from * until 5 stitches before end of round. Last 5 stitches: K1 CC, K1MC , K1 CC, K2 MC.

4 repeats of chart per round.


Weave in ends.

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