If you frequent craftster, you may have seen these:
They were a featured project of the month on craftster, both for knitting AND overall. Proud? Me? Okay, a little. I promised and promised a tutorial, but I FINALLY got around to filming it this morning. I'm also going to do a write-up in case you don't want to listen to my droning and goofiness. I asked my Dad to film my hands for me, and he decided to film ME as an introduction. Me. In my sweats, a ponytail, and no makeup. A scary sight indeed, but hopefully people can get past that and gain some clarity if the write-up is confusing. So here goes!
Fingering weight yarn
Two size 1 dpns
1 safety pin (or stitch holder)
First and foremost, MAKE SURE YOU WRAP UP EXCESS EARBUD CORDAGE (using a rubber band or something)
Trust me. You want to do this.
Using favorite cast on method (I used long tail), cast on 3(4) sts. (I say 4, because some cords are thicker than others, use your own judgement, pattern is VERY adjustable. Common sense, people.)
Okay, so cast on 3 or 4 sts. Do not turn work. Slide stitches to opposite end of needle, making sure the FIRST stitch you cast on is now your first stitch you'll be working with. (is that confusing? Let me know, or watch the video) With earbud
connector facing DOWN, make sure working yarn wraps BEHIND the earbuds. Basically, throw your earbud bundle over the yarn so the working yarn is behind the cord. Knit all stitches. Throw earbud bundle behind working yarn.
Repeat until you reach the "y" split.
Increase using your favorite method (if you cast on 3 stitches, increase 1 stitch so you have 4 stitches. If you cast on 4 stitches, increase 2 so you have 6 stitches)
Knit 2 rounds
Transfer the 2 or 3 stitches farthest from the working yarn onto safety pin.
Continue working I-cord method on right or left earbud (whichever one you're closest to) with remaining 2 or 3 stitches. When you reach the top (or the microphone thingeemabobber) cut yarn leaving a tail and run through all stitches, drawing it tight. Weave in tail. If you have a microphone thingeemabobber, just do what you did at the beginning, only cast on the smaller amount of stitches. Duh; ;) Knit I-cord to end, run yarn through stitches, blah blah blah. You get the idea.
Okay! Other ear! Go back and transfer those 2 or 3 stitches back onto your needle and knit that I-cord!
Run yarn through, draw closed, blah blah blahf You're done! Woot woot!
If this doesn't make any sense (sorry, I've never written a pattern before), you can always e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or watch the video and see if it clarifies anything. And please PLEASE don't mind the Bonnie-monster. Better with actual sleep and makeup. I hope this helps, and please let me know if you make one and send me a picture!