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Glasses case knitting pattern

We've got this easy knitting pattern for glasses cases that's perfect for popping your sunnies in to stop them getting scratched

DIY glasses case

The fun, bright colours in Kirstie McLeod’s textured knitting pattern for glasses case are sure to cheer you up every time you delve into your handbag! But they’re not just for summer days – the grassy green, sky blue and floral hues of Stylecraft’s Special DK will be a happy, sunny reminder on greyer days whenever you are out and about with your DIY glasses case. Worked for the opening down, the knitting pattern for glasses case has a rib stitch opening which will hold your glasses more securely  at the opening of the case. The body of the DIY glasses case is made up of repeats of a 4 row stitch pattern which uses slipped stitches to give a lovely textured finish to your DIY glasses case. Find out more about this and other stitch patterns you can create with this technique in our Slip stitch knitting guide.

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You can work your DIY glasses case in any DK yarn you have in your stash, but we think the brighter the better, and we’ve fond some lovely summery shades in the Stylecraft Special DK range. The knitting patten for glasses case was originally published in Simply Knitting magazine issue 137 and was designed by Kirstie McLeod.

Find out the basics of the stitches you need to work the knitting pattern for glasses case in our knitting for beginners guide, or get better finishes to your knits in our how to cast on knitting and how to cast off knitting articles.

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Knitting pattern for glasses case materials

  • Stylecraft, Special DK yarn (100% acrylic, 100g/295m)
    Yarn A Aspen (1422)
    Yarn B Spring Green (1316)
    Yarn C Shrimp (1132)
    Yarn D Saffron (1081)
  • A pair of 3¾mm needles

Tension

Yarn used knits as DK to this tension: 25 sts and 48 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over pattern using 3¾mm needles

Abbreviations

This pattern uses British knitting abbreviations.For a full list see our knitting abbreviations article.

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Knitting pattern for glases case

Stripe pattern

Yarn B – 4 rows. 

Yarn C – 4 rows. 

Yarn D – 4 rows. 

Yarn C – 4 rows. 

Yarn B – 4 rows. 

Yarn A – 4 rows. 

Yarn B – 4 rows. 

Yarn C – 4 rows. 

Yarn D – 4 rows. 

Yarn C – 4 rows. 

Yarn B – 4 rows. 

Yarn A – 4 rows.

Yarn B – 4 rows. 

Yarn C – 4 rows. 

Yarn D – 4 rows.

Yarn C – 4 rows.

Cast on 41 sts using 3¾mm needles and Yarn A.

Row 1 Purl.

Row 2 P1, (K1, P1) to end of row.

Row 3 K1, (P1, K1) to end of row.

Rep rows 2 & 3, 2 times more. 

Stitch pattern

Change yarn colour.

Row 1 Knit.

Row 2 Knit.

Row 3 K1, (sl1, K1) to end of row.

Row 4 P1, (wyif sl1, P1) to end of row.

Change yarn colour.

Row 5 Knit.

Row 6 Knit.

Row 7 K2, (sl1, K1) to last st, K1.

Row 8 P2, (wyif sl1, P1) to last st, P1.

Repeat the stitch pattern 8 times in total, using the stripe pattern for colour changes.

Cast off. 

To make up your DIY glasses case

With right sides facing, sew together the side and base seams. Turn the right way out. Weave in all loose ends.  

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