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How to Knit a Sweater for Your iPhone

The iPhoodie. Hoodie for your iPhone. It’s getting to be fall so don’t you think your iPhone deserves to be cozy? (If this looks familiar to you die hard knitters… I have had the pattern on Ravelry for a while now.)

I’ve had this pattern on Ravelry for almost 2 years. It’s received 3,000+ “likes” on my own personal knit version and over 500 knitters have created their own iphoodie from my pattern. Now, I want to share it with all of you!

You don’t have to be a master knitter to do this, but you should know how to knit “in the round”. If you don’t know how to knit at all and want to learn, is a great resource with videos!

Below is the pattern. Enjoy, and happy knitting! (click the image to see the pdf of the pattern)

how to knit an iphone sweater

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  • Lori Lavender Luz

    It’s so cute! And I bet it would fit my EVO, too.

    You are so clever and talented!

  • Daria

    Very cute! When did you ever find the time?

  • Ah! This is adorable! I have been looking for a Fall project. This is so awesome.

  • Annie @ Mama Dweeb

    this is so cute! You are so fun Emily!

  • Oh how I wish I could knit! So super cute! I covet one for my iPhone!

  • Emily

    I’m working on an etsy shop with a friend. 😉

  • Emily

    Thanks! and yes, it fits most smartphones. 🙂

  • Emily

    PLEASE post pics if you make this. Are you on Ravelry?

  • Lisa Frame

    I want…no, I need. And need to give these as gifts!!

  • That is too cute! Now I just have to learn how to knit…

  • Sharon Wuerschmidt

    Thank you Emily! NOW I know what’s going in their stockings this Christmas!

  • Sharon

    Adorable, my iPhone gets cold so it probably needs one.

  • Melissa {adventuroo}

    This is just awesome. You gots talent, girlfriend!

  • Knitschmidt Kate

    You’re getting us iPhones? Sweet! Oh…. wait….

  • Nikki

    My pretty Droid would love this. Sent you a friend request on Ravelry also.

  • Lina

    I have followed your pattern and I wonder if it would be ok for me to translate it to Swedish?

  • Yuko Fredrick

    I am just wondering… can I make them for fundraiser for my sons’s highschool baseball team? I will make them in black and gold – the highschool’s colors.
    I will donate all my labor to the team, and all the profit goes to the team to help pay for baseball equipments on their wish list. Would you give me a permission?

  • Brianne

    Hi, I’m a little unsure of the increase instructions, can you clarify how to “Repeat rows 1 and 2 until there are 10 stitches before the first marker” I’m just not sure if I should only increase the same number of times and in the same order between each marker as in row one or if I should keep the increases in the same place, next to the markers? For example on row 3 do I K2, Kfb, K1, move marker, Kfb, K2, Kfb, K2, move marker? Or would I K3, Kfb, move marker, Kfb, K4,Kfb, move marker? I was just gonna try one way and see what happens but if I do it wrong I’ll end up with a mess! Thanks for the pattern, I love it!

  • Treasured

    Thank you for sharing! I shared your post on
    Needle and Hook Patterns

  • janet

    Hi Emily: this is so cute! I have been trying to download the pattern however I only get bounced back and forth between this page and ravelry with no pattern in sight. Can you help me?

  • Emily

    Just click on the image 🙂 It should open a pdf of the pattern. Hope this helps!!

  • lorraine

    Love it. But like others it will not download?

  • Jacqueline

    I’m confused. When you cast on, is it with the number 3 needles. Also, it says to move the markers. To where?

  • Jessica

    Were you able to figure out the increase? I’m in the same spot now.

  • Brianne

    Hi Jessica, I kept the kfb on the ends (so for example if it was kfb, k3, kfb, then the next row I did kfb, k5, kfb)

  • Is there any way I can do this pattern all on straight needles as haven’t learnt to knit on dp needles yet ?

  • Brianne

    I’m not an expert but I did make this and I don’t think you can do it without dpn’s. Give them a try! There are plenty of YouTube videos to teach you how, that’s how I learned! Good luck!

  • Emily

    There is a way! Linda from clickerty click on Ravely wrote the original pattern inspiration and let me modify it for dpns and changing it up a bit here and there. Here is her version Hope this helps!!

  • margaret

    Hi I am having real trouble trying to follow your hoody I phone there any chance you could show diagrams.. I have promised I will knit this for my granddaughter.

  • lorraine

    hi you dont remove the marker you just k2 kfb move marker (just slip the marker )

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