Tuesday, June 22, 2010

COZY KEYS

Cozy Keys 1

 Cozy Keys 2

A side note:
DON'T BE AN A-HOLE AND STEAL MY STUFF!
As in, don't make these and say you thought of it, or sell them in a street fair in a booth next to mine, or manufacture 10 million Cozy Keys in China and become a bajillionaire selling them at gas stations. This all would be wrong.

Cozy Keys
by Amy

Difficulty [Mellow]

So if you’re like me, you’ve gotten tired of doing the early-morning yoga position I call The One Legged Key Fumble. This is the knee-up, hunched-over position taken as you balance all your belongings and morning beverages against your body and confront your overlarge collection of keys. As you hold your breath for a count of ten, lean back, and shakily extend your hand towards the door; you pray for some deity to aid you in finding the correct key before you topple over.

Perhaps it was divine enlightenment that prompted me in how I could solve this problem AND use up leftover sock yarn cluttering my stash. They also make quick gifts and impress your boy/girlfriend’s mother. Perhaps the rest of you are more graceful than I am - but even knitters such as yourselves, gazelle-like in your poise and physical coordination, ought to appreciate a bit of color-coded cuteness before the caffeine kicks in.
Photo credit [Amy]

MATERIALS
[MC] Knitpicks Palette Fingering Weight [100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 231yd/211m per 50g skein]; colors: Mulberry, Whirlpool, Bark, Edamame, Orange

1 set US #0/2.00mm double-point needles

notions required [2 small cable needles, tapestry needle]

GAUGE
32 sts/48 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

PATTERN
Pattern Item [main body]

CO 16 sts, distribute evenly on 3 DPNs, join and begin working in the round.

Rows 1-3: Knit

Row 4: K6, kfb, kfb

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: K8, kfb, kfb

Row 7: Knit

Row 8: K10, kfb, kfb

Row 9: 28 sts. K8, slip 6 to cable needle

Rows 10-14: k2, p2

Bind off.
Pattern Item [sleeves]

K 6 stitches along top of cable needle

Pick up 3 stitches underneath

Knit 9 sts in the round for 6 rows.

Bind off.

Don’t worry too much about which three bottom stitches are picked up, or your technique in working them. Just try to get relatively even spacing.

FINISHING

Pull the loose ends around the sleeves inside the sweater, and trim short. Weave the ends around the ‘neck’ and ‘hem’ up through the center of the work.

37 comments:

Chantal B said...

So cute!!!!! I love them!!!

Mel said...
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Mel said...

LOVE!!! How long does it take you to make one?

J. Thomas said...

Best. Stocking stuffer. Ever. :D

knitting bear said...

Great idea, thanks for sharing : )

Itzamos said...

Thanks guys! It takes a little bit more than an hour to make one, but I just made a few more and the size was a bit off. They should fit snugly on the average housekey. Perhaps what I used was the size 0?

Clair said...

Is there something wrong with the pattern? I only see where one sleeve is put on a holder.

CrochetQuackers said...

great idea, I think they would also make great xmas tree ornaments too :)

Looking forward to trying this pattern to practice my knitting.

Itzamos said...

Hey Clair,
You knit 8, put six on the holder - rinse, repeat.

Miss Muffin said...

so cute!

Laurie said...

Very cute! I'll bet they'd make darling Christmas tree ornaments, too. Thanks for sharing the pattern. :-)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Aww, these are so, so cute! I just clicked over from Whip Up. I would love to link to this if you didn't mind.

aline C. said...

cute idea, thank you

Ruth & Asher said...

I love these. I agree that they would make adorable stocking stuffers. and I bet they are really quick to knit up.
Ruth of Hammer & Thread

marni said...

what an incredibly amazing idea! i found you through oneprettything, and i'm so glad i did!

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KnitSpirit said...

I really enjoyed the pattern, it's funny to knit little sweatters for my keys.
I haven't been able to find your e-mail to contact you so I live my question here: do you mind if I wrote the translation of your pattern in French on my blog (http://knitspirit.net)? (I will quote your blog in my post for sure, don't worry about that)
Thank you in advance for your answer.

charlotte Mayhew said...

Such a cute pattern! I will definitely make some of these. Thanks for posting it!

Natasha said...

Thanks for sharing your pattern. I found you through Ravelry. My car key just got a new sweater!

Coolchick said...

IF YOUR REQUEST DIDN'T CRACK ME UP!!!!! That was too funny.

Cecilia said...

Lovely! I will knit for my own need loads of small sweaters and I´ll link back to you!
Thank you for sharing!

Mihaela Nica said...

molto chic !!!
a presto !
mihaela

Re Use said...

Love them!!!

Unknown said...

Am I the dumbest person on the planet

Cast on 16 sts row, 1-3 knit

Row 4: K6, kfb, kfb ?

What does this mean?

Unknown said...

I will knit some for my keys and the gnomes that live in my back yard. Brilliant idea!

Unknown said...

I will knit some for my keys and the gnomes that live in my back yard. Brilliant idea!

Unknown said...

I will knit some for my keys and the gnomes that live in my back yard. Brilliant idea!

Camperstamper said...

I found your post through pinterest. This is a fabulous idea! I am going to have to whip up a batch. Carmen

Sandy Robinson said...

I have a bff that taught me to knit, she has everything but these! I am going to use your wonderful pattern to make her some key covers, thank you!!

Dawn said...

Thank you for the fun pattern...feelin a bit low tonight...this pattern was just the thing to cheer me up!

Dawn said...

Thank you for the fun pattern...feelin a bit low tonight...this pattern was just the thing to cheer me up!

Else said...

OH so cute, thanks for sharing

Judy H. said...

Love 'em! Tks! Will definitely have to make one.

Alexandra said...

perfect, I will use it a s a key chain !!! thanks !

Alexandra, Greece

Alexandra said...

perfect, I just made one as a key chain !

Hyejin Jang said...

i love them so much! I made them for christmas gifts and one for myself! Thank you for this awesome pattern!

Hyejin Jang said...

i love them so much! I made them for christmas gifts and one for myself! Thank you for this awesome pattern!