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Knit With Hannah: Smartphone Case

Hannah Gilly, Knit With Hannah

Knit With Hannah: Smartphone Case

Hannah Gilly, Knit With Hannah

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10 Lessons (51m)
    • 1. Knit With Hannah: Smartphone case introduction

    • 2. Choosing Your Materials

    • 3. Calculating Your Stitches

    • 4. Casting On

    • 5. Garter Stitch

    • 6. Purl Stitch

    • 7. Buttonholes

    • 8. Casting off

    • 9. Sewing up and finishing

    • 10. Bonus Class: Do I knit or do I purl now?

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About This Class

This class will build on the skills learned in the first video series, Knit With Hannah: Beginner's First Scarf, and will give you a brilliant handmade smartphone case once you've finished.

Knit along with Hannah to create a custom-made case for your smartphone or iPod. Hannah will take you through the steps for this knitting project, from choosing the yarn, deciding which needles to knit with, to finishing with a case to be proud of.

All the methods are carefully introduced with step-by-step instructions including how to hold the needles and yarn and how to put stitches on the needle so you can start knitting. All the questions you wanted to ask are answered right here.

We will learn how to make button holes and the purl stitch so you can create a finished item with contrasting and interesting textures on the fabric.

Step one...Choose your yarn and needles with the help of video 2. Show us your choices once you've rummaged through your craft supplies or been to the local wool store.

Step two...Cast on with the help of video 3. I'll guide you through putting stitches on the needle so that you can start your project. Show your success with everyone in the project gallery

Step three...Continue to create stitches in rows to make the garter stitch texture and then and follow along with me in video 4 to make stocking stitch texture. As you make progress let us see how you're getting along and ask me any questions here as you go. (check out the bonus class, Do I Knit Or Do I Purl Now? if you are confused as to which stitch comes next).

Step four...Follow along with the video as we make buttonholes and then finish the border with garter stitch.

Step five...Remove the stitches from the needles with the Casting Off video, then complete your project by sewing in the loose ends of yarn and adding your buttons.

You've finished! Show us your finished smartphone case with photos in the project gallery.

Music used on intro: Far Behind by Silent Partner


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Hannah Gilly

Knit With Hannah


Hannah has been avidly knitting since she was five-years-old. While teaching herself various techniques and styles of knitting she realised how sometimes the written patterns didn't quite suit her needs, so Hannah began writing her own fashion accessories patterns in 2008. She sold the items and gave them as gifts and now sells the patterns.


Always being the one who her friends turn to in times of knitting crises and having taught a few people from scratch, Hannah has begun tutoring professionally and is passionate about securing the art of knitting in everyday life for generations to come.
Teaching online began in March 2017 with a  YouTube Channel and ecourses, here on Skilshare and on the Knit With Hannah website. You can see more of her courses, and get... See full profile

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1. Knit With Hannah: Smartphone case introduction: welcome to this net with Hannah course where you will learn to need to case for your smartphone or as I have my iPod. I'm Hannah and I have been missing avidly since I was five years of age on began designing and selling my own collections of knitwear accessories in 2000 and eight. This course is going to teach you to nets to poll. We'll begin making buttonholes and to customize the size of what you're knitting to meet your individual needs. By the end of this project, you will be able to repeat this project, and it's similar projects confidently as an independent letter. I will firstly guide you retreating your materials, your needles to a young at all the other items that you will need to guide you through this project, so we will then learn step by step. How do you measure and calculate the number of stitches we will need? We'll learn to cast on. We'll learn the garter stitch. We learn Knit stitch and Pearl Station. How to switch between them. We'll make button holes and then we will take the stitches off the needles with casting or binding off. And then we will sew on the buttons and finish neatly ready for you two years. This course is perfect for you. If you are a beginner or someone who was initiated in the past, I would like a watery reminder of the techniques we're covering today. Thank you for watching this introduction video. I will leave you with this quote from Elizabeth Cinnamon knitwear, designer and writer. Knitting sues the trouble spirit, and it doesn't hurt the young, troubled spirits either. 2. Choosing Your Materials: Hi. Welcome to this video. We were going to be finding the materials you need for your project, so we connect this phone case now. Festival. If you noted with my first projects the teddy bear Skaff, you will have left over. Probably some young because we did not use the whole bull. And this will be more than sufficient to Notre phone case. It's a small light, and we will need less than 50 grams. But if you don't have left David's or you would like to choose a different color or a different type of wall, then we're going to need. It's out here the same thing aren or worst, it will and no more than 50 grams. Even if you find a smaller ball, or if a friend or family member has leftovers, then you can indeed just use. Like I say, with this one, you can use a scrap of young, um, half used ball. Andi, just a zit says here we're going to use five millimeter needles. So again I have the same needles that we used for the teddy best calf, five millimeter needles and again, I have short ones just because I like knitting with short needles. What we also have so that you can customize your item isn't measuring tool something either ruler or I, as I have here, a measuring tape, Andi, A calculator with a pen and a piece of paper that will be fine. And then to finish off, we will need two buttons along with a tapestry natal justice we used before under Paris is is. So if you want to find all of that, we can get started. And for the next video, you will need your calculator, Penn of Paper on a measuring tape. And, of course, whichever phone or I pulled you would like to make your case for. 3. Calculating Your Stitches: So welcome back. We are going to do the calculations this time on festival, you're going to measure whichever smartphone or device you're going to net for now. In case you hadn't realized when I'm knitting here at the table, I'm new thing, my iPod to film the videos. So I have measured it, first of all on and we have 123 millimeters as the length 57 millimeters as the short side . This is the important regiment that we need. So 123 millimeters is the important thing, because when you look at the bull band, there was a little piece of information here. What it says is for 18 stitches you will knit 10 centimeters. So for every 18 stitches that you have on the nature, you will have 10 centimeters of knitting. So what we need is more than 10 centimeters because I have 12 centimeters, 12 centimeters and three millimeters. Don't going to do a simple calculation. I'm going to work out. One centimeter is so to do that, I'm going to do 18 divided by 10 cause that gives me 1.8 1.8 stitches is equal to one sen tomato. Okay, so how many centimeters doing age? We need 12.3 centimeters, and that's quite easy. We're going to do 1.8 times 12.3, and that will give us the number of stitches we need. 1.8 is already in. Their 1.8 times, 12.3 will give us 20 2.14 stitches. So there we go. I hope that's easy. Look, look at it this again. If you want to rewind the video and watch over if you need to do that um and what we are also going to do is add on a couple of stitches for the sites because obviously there's some depth to it. Your knitting will have a looseness to it will have stretch, so you don't have to worry too much. I'm going to add two stitches around it down. 24 stitches will go on my needle, and then we go register car strong. So you know how many stitches you need on your needle to customize your phone case for your phone. And in the next video, we're going to cast on, so you need your young and your needles 4. Casting On: So welcome back. We are going to cast on in this video on as before with the last course. What I'm going to do is make sure I can take my your own from the center off the ball so that the ball doesn't just roll all over the place. So I'm just going to put that off side of the video. We all we have here is three young on the new doors, and to start with the car stone, we're going to created Slip Stitch. And as I showed you before the slip stitch, it's relatively easy to make once you know how. Take maybe 10 to 12 inches off your into your right hand and hold on to the rest of it with your left hand wind. Theo, known from front to back over your fingers. Two fingers next to the tips on, then two fingers next to the knuckles. But you need a London E 1st 1 over the 2nd 1 and pull that through. That's your first ditch that she'll slip stitch on the nasal there. So then we're going to cast on. We have 24 stitches we need to put on. I'm just going to show you again how you hold the young. So let's the young full over your little finger on move it around to a little finger that gives you the bridge attention. It will then go under the next two fingers over your index finger so you can move the yard with your index finger. And again you're holding the needle like this. It goes in between your thumb on the knocking of your first finger and then in between these two fingers here as if you're about to write with it. So we have first stitch on the needle, which is going to create a little bit of tension with that You on there and here we go is the first stitch. Put the needle through wind that going around, pull the second stitch through. And then pretty told the needle, the young the needle goes in between those 1st 2 stitches in between, put me on around again and then pull that first stitch through There were good on. Then between those two stitches, beyond goes around and you put it true in between those stitches, the young guys around. And then that was your fifth stitch No, I'm just going to sit here. Cast on 24 stitches. - How many stitches is that? 12345 6789 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1920 four more to go. So formal stitches pull that states through and it goes on to the left turn needle and you can see I should get the rhythm going. Then the stitches become very neat. Andi, you can see that is a particularly need cast on all the stitches have the same tension of the same size, all the loops where you've pulled the stitches throughout the same size as well. So once you've done this a few times, you'll be able to get that rhythm on that tension looking needs as well. And there we have it. 24 stitches. So I mean, just count Now, this is an important thing. Once you think you've got enough stitches, always count again when you get to the end. Even if you have 200 stitches young, your needle always counted together at the end so that you know that you've got the right number. 123456789 10 11 12 13 14 15 20 for And you see there I've learned the habit of counting in five When I can't West. It's just it's just much more easy. Visually, Andi counted as well. Five 10 15 24 I know when I can see a set of three and a set of to that. That is 5 10 15 24 They go. I have enough stitches on my needle. We're going to start knitting Garter Stitch border in the next video. 5. Garter Stitch: so welcome back. We have all of the knitting, all of the stitches on the needle now and we're going to start knitting the garter stitch border. So garter stitch if you were here for the last course we know is when unit Every single stitch every state just going to be netted. So that's quite easy because the Knicks stitch raised similar to the cast on We hold the yarn in the same way around the little finger underneath the next to And we use this first finger here to keep us going with the needle with wool around the needle Hope the needle between the thumb on the knuckle And we're ready to go So the needle goes true The first dish not behind it through it Movie on around and pull the sticks True on This is where we discard that stitch from the first row Every good And we dropped that first stage from the cast on When we drop that stitch from the cast on There we go for five six. You see what I'm doing here with my left hand? I'm helping the needle country just with my finger there. This is something that I started doing without realizing it on it. It's a big help. It means I can speed up my knitting. I do this with most ditches that I do know. It's just that I extra pays of support as I go through the stage. Fabio. So that's knitting were first row on. That's the knit stitch. No, to make garter stitch. And this is just going to be our border. We're going to knit five rows, so that's the first row. We're going to niche five rows and I will sit here and knit for more rose for you. And you can see here we have got to stitch because the stitches look the same on both sides . Even with four rows, you comptel. But the texture is identical on both sides. That's the car storage there. There's little rich is at the bottom on this is the net stitch toe. One more row Got to Stich off the knit stitch, right? There we are. I've knitted the border, and please don't think you have to take as little time as me Ornish as quickly as I do. This is the old adage. It the 10,000 hours I have probably knitted 10,000 hours in my life. Andi. That means that I've been practicing a great deal. The the idea is that if you do something for 10,000 hours, should become a master. Well, I've still got a lot to learn when it comes to knitting. I'm sure there are all sorts of techniques out there that I don't know yet on, and I have probably knitted for 10,000 hours in my life. So I have become an A master at knitting simple stitches quickly, Um, and this is what it is. It's practice, practice, practice on the more projects you do, the more things unit for yourself and other people, the faster you'll become, if that's what you're looking for. If you want to be a fast knitter, otherwise you'll just enjoy it. Enjoy the rhythm of it and enjoy the meditative, um, experience that you have when you're knitting right. That's the garter stitch border. Let's see how we get on in the next video. Now that we've created the Garter Stitch border in the next video, we're going to create stocking stitch texture 6. Purl Stitch: So we have the garter stitch border on the needle, and what we going to do now is start knitting further up here. We're going to continue the garter stitch, border up both sides. Are we going to you create a different texture as we go further up here on that is going to be done by using the Purl stitch. So let's do the 1st 2 stitches off Gardez. Dish about it by knitting. Every stitch here at the end doesn't matter how many stitches you have on your needle. You will net the 1st 2 on the last two stitches off the road in knit stitch. So let's just do that now. One to There we go, and now we go into the pole stitch. Having done five rows of knitting, we're now going to use the poll stitch, hold the need the Yuyuan in exactly the same way as you have done for the knitting on. We moved the own, too. The front of the right hand needle on the right hand needle goes in front of the left handed or for the Purl stitch, and by doing that, we just slightly changed state. So it polled Can you see that the needle goes through the front of the stage in front of the left hand needle? We moved the yard just as we would for the Knitting Stitch. And we pull beyond through to create the next stitch. There we go are going to Pearl all the stitches on this road except the last two looks rights similar. And it feels rice from a lot of the knitting stitch. So, as you see, when we have more stitches on the needle and we start to put some length on, we need to just make sure we're holding the knitting with the right hand so that we don't get stitches all bunched up at the end here. So here we go. I'm just pretty much some underneath that and stretching the stitches out of it. Continue with the whole stage. And then one more poll Stich on. Then the last two stitches were going to niche. So we have the garter stitch texture on the border. Here we go. So every alternative bro will be done like that on the other. Rose will be just like we've been doing with the border. We will be knitting them so I'm just going toe. Continue knitting here all the way long. I will do one more row together. You just want to watch me do this. That's fine. And then continue by yourself. So we do the two stitches off the border in garter stitch that's finishing to stitchers on . Then you see, crucially, I have moved the yarn from the back to the front of the needle on my poll, every stitch here into the front of the stitch around and pull that through. We're not doing the notes Ditch. We're doing the pole stitch on this road. One more Stich. And then before I do the garter Stitch border, let me just show you. You need to pull this needle on underneath, pull the yarn underneath the right hand needle so that it's ready to do the knit stitch for the last two. That should do. We go knits net. So now you can see by turning it over that we have a different texture by using the pole stitch. We've created a different texture in the center there, and we're continuing with the garter stitch. Besides, you are. We'll continue that until we go all the way around your smartphone or your aiport. So you've been knitting and pearling and going through your war. I hope what we need to do is get so we wrap around your iPod or your smartphone. Andi, you are. I'm just going to show you We're going to back around so that Do you have the whole thing covered? Um, read so that your needle goes over the garter stitch border, and that is where we're going to put the buttonholes. And the battles were so alone underneath this border here. So the buttonholes needs to be there as well. It's a there we go. We have it wrapping around on flapping over. 7. Buttonholes: so we're all ready to make the buttonholes for the iPod case. Andi, what we need to do is make sure that we haven't net row next. So on your left hand needle, your fabric knee slip by s. You have garter stitch border. You can see the stocking stitch all the way through the middle, and we're going to next. Six stitches. So one to free for five six. So you keep those stitches on the NATO, we're going to cast off two stitches, which means knitting. Two more, one to I'm taking this stitch here over the next one. And then we do one more stitch. And we slipped this stitch here over that one. So you can see now we have that little hole here. We're going to knit across now until we have eight stitches left on the needle. So it won't matter how many stitches you have altogether. You just knit to the last eight stitches. So here we go on. Then I'm going to cast off the next two stitches. So again, next to and slipped that 1st 1 off the next one one more and slip that over the next one and then Let's the last stick. Six stitches, three for far and you will have six stitches. 123456 on a bus and hold on at the other end. There would be 123456 under Botton hole. So it's even as we go into the next row. So that is the gap. And then on the next row, we just go to fill in with stitches across the top of that. So let's do that now. I'm we're going to use this poll road to take the number of stitches back to how it was before. But I will come back whilst we finished the show. What have? I will have 24 stitches on my natal again. So I'm going to knit these 1st 2 stitches because it's the garter stitch border with the Purl stitches on the inside. And I moved my yard so I can pull these next few stitches. Right. 123456 Now I've reached the buttonhole. I'm going to swap my noodles over so the right hand goes into the left. There we go on. We're gonna do a cast on just like it is when we cast on the bottom of the knitting just slightly different Instead of going behind that first ditch, I'm going to go through the first ditches if I'm knitting. So I'm going to pull a stitch through. I'm put it onto the left hand needle on the same again, Pull that through and put it onto the left hand needle. I'm going to switch stitches again. Switch the new doors and continue pulling until I reached the next button hole. There we go. One will stitch. We got six stitches at the end before the buttonhole, so I'm now going to switch my noodles over again. You could see how neat that looks on that side Now with the buttonhole there. So two stitches with missing. I'm putting the nets pitch on the left hand needle next through the stitch and put it onto the left hand needle. And that's what the needles on. We'll continue to pull to the last two stitches. I'll in these last two stitches are the garter stitch border. So we net. Um, there we go. Right. So we have our buttonholes there. You can see them. Did they are Okay, so now we have. Ah, nish it borders. We have the nation Pearl stocking stitch Middle. We have the buttonholes. What we're going to do is knit four rows which will give us a garter stitch border at the top, and I'll be back here to cast off with you. 8. Casting off: I finished it. Four rows and I have a garter stitch border that matches the base border here and it will say, goes well with the border and on the sides. You can see those buttonholes quite clearly now. I hope you're buttonholes. Look good too, I'm sure. Later. What we going to do now is cast off on that was done using the knit stitch here, we're going to cut the John in our hands. Hold the needles, Andi. Next, the 1st 2 stitches and then pull the first stitch over the 2nd 1 just as we did. And we were missing the buttonhole. This takes all of the stitches off the needle. One at a time. We don't lose them. Then either play with every stitch. We remove one just like that. Unless it could be quite a loose stitch as well. It's not too tight at the top. On there. We go with the last two. Just take that one over that one. Andi, I just cut this and, uh, Andi pull the thread through that last ditch. There we go. So that's secure. And there we have it. That's off the needles. We have a case ready to sew up for the next video, you will need your tapestry needle, your scissors, the rest of the on from the bull and, of course, the two buttons which have chosen to secure your smartphone case. 9. Sewing up and finishing: Hi there. Welcome to this video where we're going to finish this all off, We're going to sew up the case and we're going to sew on the buttons. I'm just finish it neatly. So if you cast off, you will have the Frej from the butcher Onda Fred from the top sitting there and we need to serving as well. And you can see here I found two small buttons thes are approximately two centimeters across, which is about 3/4 of an inch on. They will fit quite nicely through the buttonhole. They need to be bigger than you think. You can see that buttonhole doesn't look like that button will fit in it. However, it will fit very easily for that. But once it's there, they will not come undone. I think with knitting knitted fabrics and buttonholes is that knitted fabrics are very stretchy, so especially with a larger, thicker wall, you'll need a larger buttons. So let's get going. What I'm going to do first is just fold this over so I get an idea of where I need this to go. It doesn't have to be accurate. Obviously, you won't be filming yourself when you're doing this so you will have your smartphone or your iPod there and you can move it around. I'm going to sew that up and hope that it fits. I'm sure it will. Um right, what we're going to do Nothing fancy. Just a slip stitch. I'm going to use this casting on Fred from the very beginning. Did you slip stitch? Which basically means going through one piece of fabric and going through the other piece of fabric justice lipsticks, true or thes. And she, uh, And as it's the same year on, you won't actually notice that those pictures there, of course, if you like. And if you have some, you can use contrast John just to make it. Let's not. I could have used purple Young, for example, as I'm using purple buttons. Right. So that's that. It was that simple. I've sold all the way up. Besides that, I'm just going to take that and through the back onto the inside. And I would just secure that with a little splitting up, and then I just so the ended. There we go. Nothing fancy. And we're done with outside. Andi. I'm going to turned that right around again, Unused. Just a scrap off. You go on to do the other side. Good. So that's lined up. I would go to the same points on both sides. I will start here. Andi, just catch those stitches on the sides There. I was, like their tongue and secure that together. I don't take that needle on that leg for beyond to the inside again. Secure that with a slip stitch slip. Note that I'm not just Fred that young through a few stitches before I chop it off. And we have that thread on that for it to do when we finish what I'm gonna do. Swan, I've got this length of your own in my needle is place the buttons. Now they need to go just underneath this border. Here on. We had two stitches there, and then we have 1234 stitches. One, 234 stitches before we placed the buttonhole. So I know where the buttonhole needs to bay the button. Needs to be. It needs to be there again. I'm just gonna leave that length, do another. That right on this just needs a couple of stitches just to hold it in place on def. I can pull this young through the other side. Yes, I can. Very simplest thing. When you're doing, not a buttonhole on something like this, as the other side of the passion you do one to simple notes, and then I am just going to threat that. True. A few searches cut that off, and I do the same thing with this one, but that's quite secure, because, I don't know, I never do the same thing for the other button. So I have once right here that I need to tidy up. That's going to go on the inside, and I will just sweat that through a few stitches. There we go. That's nice. Neat. And then the last one, This is the cast off thread. I'm going to do the same again on this side. Okay, there we go. That's nice. There we go. One finished smartphone case or in my case, I poured Case. I hope your share photographs of yours with May. I'd love to see what you've made. What color should be used? What battles have used. Okay, buffet. Thank you for joining me for this knitting projects. I hope you've enjoyed it on a piece with what you've completed. Please do Ask any questions down below and share your photo shows as well. Feel free to share any requests for videos I could make in the future as well. You can find me on Instagram where you can see my latest mission projects on please show yours there as well. At it was Hella hashtag network. I hope you join me against you. 10. Bonus Class: Do I knit or do I purl now?: Hi, everyone. Welcome to this niche with Hannah Tips and Tricks Video. I'm Hannah. I have finishing since I was a child and our teacher knitting with various equals. It's available on my website met with Hannah dot co dot UK. Do you ever get that feeling when you pick up new knitting? You think you know which stitch comes next? You just hope that you won't be proved wrong. Today I'm going to show you how to distinguish between the Knicks and pill rose. When your meetings talking stage. When you're knitting a project which takes more than one city, you could pick up your needles and know exactly where you are. You will be able to decide for yourself with confidence, whether you need to start with a Pearl road or a neutral. So you're in the middle of knitting, you've put it down. You've had a cup of tea or what's the next day? You pick it up and you say, What stitch? What's pattern do I need to do on this next room? When I picked it up, I'm not sure. How do I do it? How do I know? Well, let's have a look. You can tell that it looks different on each side. We have the guard, a stitch border at the boss bottom. Here on this is the stockings ditch that we've made by using the Purl stitch on every other row. That's what it looks like from one side and on the other side it looks like it's got a situ all the way through. So if you take a close look when you're knitting either the next stage or the Purl stitch, you will recognize and realize where the stitches are dropped from the previous rope. As you create a new row, let me show you. But first of all, let me just say, if you don't want to do that and you just wanted easy if your faith. If this is facing you on your left hand needle, you need to do to stitches with the next stitch or the way along with the Purl stitch and then two stitches with the knit stitch. It's is easy is that I could tell you now, fattest facing you, you need to do that pattern, and if this is facing you with the points of the needle at this end and you're about to niche all the way along the road unit. So it looks like this. It will be indignant knit stitch. Let me just show you when we need it. Border here with the two knit stitches as we let go of this Need us that we let go of this stitch off the bottom needle Here it's falling behind. We do that again. This stitch here is falling behind that right hand needle. That's what happens when you doing it. Stitch. The stitch falls behind So now we put in the young at the front of the needle on guys, do the pole. We put the needle through the stitch here, Onda, we put it around. Now where does this stitch go? It fools to the front of our knitting. So this is why when you do stocking stitch and you have poll stitches, you have all of the discarded stitches here because you're pearling one row when they fall in front on the next row, when you're knitting, they fall behind the wall of the discarded stitches are on one side. If you're knitted fabric, I hope that is easy for you. You understand what I'm talking about Basically, if you have this texture facing you, you need to pull. Thank you for watching this. Tips and tricks video was taken from my beginners smartphone case. You course available on my website net with Hannah dot co dot UK for free. Please share any questions or requests for videos. In the comments below, you can find your instagram Please share your knitting projects with me. Absolute would have a hashtag with Hannah.