I thought I’d do an FO Friday for this laptop case, even though it’s already featured several times in a few posts of late! The Apple Laptop Case was made for JS, my Apple fan-boy knight in shining armour. I asked him what he wanted for Christmas, and about three days before I left for Zambia, he finally thought of what he wanted, and ordered it!
Apple Laptop Case
The mistake rib stitch is one that I learned from the Classic Hat that I made for Sara, a lady in JS‘ band, Suntrap. The hat was knit in Paton’s Wool-Blend Aran in the Charcoal colourway, and my gorgeous man was the model for the initial photoshoot. He obviously took a liking to it, because when we went to Hobbycraft to pick up some yarn for the laptop case, he chose the exact same one.
I was in the rhythm of the mistake rib stitch by this point. It’s slightly counter-intuitive pattern made me rather happy, so I decided to just cast on a random number of stitches and go. By this point, I was in Zambia, and had to guess rather a lot of variables to get it to fit the MacBook that it was going to be keeping warm.
When I got back from Zambia (by this point I had given JS a voucher to get a professional massage for Crimbo, and decided that the Apple Laptop Case would be his anniversary present instead…it’s his fault for commissioning it so late!) I lined the case with some black fabric and put a zipper in it.
It is ever so slightly too big – I should really have made it a bit less wide, but this was partly intentional because JS puts his iPad in with his laptop regularly and I wanted it to have enough space. You live and learn – he uses it a lot, and I am extremely pleased with it, and the pattern that came out of it!
This case was, of course, the inspiration behind the Customisable Gadget Case Pattern, and hopefully this will keep me busy for a while yet!
Have you ever made a case or cosy for any of your gadgets?