This yummy phone sock (aka phone cosy) includes some simple ribbing and a whole lot of moss stitch, to create a textured bump effect. I think black yarn makes the bumps look like a blackberry! An alternative name for a blackberry is a bramble – hence: Bramble Phone Sock. ;) And, hopefully, no confused phone connotations because this was actually designed with my Huawei cell phone in mind!
Cast on 14 sts, distributing evenly, and join in the round.
Rnds 1-4: *k1, p1; rep from * to end
Rnds 5-6: purl
Rnd 7 (and all odd rounds to Rnd 17): *k1, p1; rep from * to end
Rnd 8 (and all even rounds to Rnd 18): *p1, k1; rep from * to end
After Rnd 18, finish with a 3 needle bind off and weave in ends. (Tip: Turn your cosy inside-out before binding off, if you’d like the seam to be on the inside! Then turn it back out, the right way round, after weaving in ends.)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat
sts = stitches
I added some crochet edging in hot pink DK. It’s entirely optional but, if you want to do the same, it was simply: one round of 3 dc in each ch-sp, with 1 ch between each group of 3 dcs, and then one round of sl st in reverse direction with a size 4 mm (US: 6) hook.
Finished phone sock is about 2.75 by 4.5 inches, excluding any optional edging. It was designed to fit a Huawei Y100 Ascend cell phone but there is some stretching room so it should fit a variety of similar sized candy-bar phones. If you need to enlarge the phone case, increase the number of cast on sts in multiples of two. I used a 3 needle bind off to avoid any unnecessary seams; if you’d prefer, you could do a regular knit bind off and sew up the bottom seam.