Knitted Camera Case with Sewing Threads

camera half-way inside the cover

camera inside cover

For my birthday in 2006 I got a new camera. My old digital camera is almost 5 years old and is only 1.6 megapixels. My new one is a Sony Cyber-Shot W5 5.1 megapixel camera. I chose it because I can still use the memory sticks from the old camera. I bought a travel case for the new camera, but it is a little bulky when you just want to put it in your purse.

So when inspiration struck, I got right to work. I inherited about 8 sewing thread cones from my husbands grandfather. I think they date back to the 1940s or 1950s. They are cotten threads in various shades of brown and one blue one. I figured by adding 6 threads together I could use 3mm knitting needles to create my camera case.

My camera is 3.5″ long, 2.5″ tall and 1.5″ deep.

My kitting gauge is: 17 stitches for 2 inches, and 34 rows for 2 inches.

  • I cast on 50 stitches and
  • knitted in 1 knit, 1 perl the whole row.
  • The next row I knitted 1 perl, 1 knit and
  • then alternated the 2 rows
  • until it measured about 5″.
  • Now I knitted a row with holes to pull a string through. 1 knit, yarn over, knit 2 stitches together, repeat to the end of the row
  • perl the row
  • knit the row
  • perl the row
  • repeat the row for the holes and the perl, knit and perl rows
  • repeat the row for the holes
  • now perl the row
  • knit the row
  • and alternate the perl and knit rows until it measures 5″
  • cast off all the stitches
  • sew the long piece together
  • fold in half, so that it is now a double layer
  • sow bottom shut through all layers
  • make a string and thread through the holes

My daughter liked it so much that she now wants me to knit one for her camera.

 


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