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I started knitting in the long cold winters of Armenia while serving in the Peace Corps. Knitting was a way for me to keep some remaining shreds of sanity. My first knitting projects were small toys ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Kindelope
Kindelope kindelope 1

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • k2tog, ssk, M1R, M1L, slipped stitches

Pattern Description:

This pattern is for a clutch style envelope bag that is also the perfect size for holding a kindle. The bag is knit seamlessly. The bag opens flat, so that you can sew in elastic to hold your e-reader in and read without taking it out of the bag. You could also sew down the sides of the bag to the bottom flap if you prefer to use it as a purse. The bag is knit with the yarn held double. The easiest way to do this is to wind your skein into a yarn cake and pull from both the center and the outside of the yarn cake.


16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in sotckinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 8.5" x 5.5"


  • 200 yards aran weight yarn
  • US 4 (4.5mm) knitting needles

You Will Also Need:

  • hook & eye closure
  • magnetic snap
  • 1.5" button (optional)
  • yarn needle
  • needle and thread

Suggested yarn:

210 yards of Chunky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Merino Worsted