I have a brand new phone, shiny, flashy and very, very scratch-sensitive.
And since cables were next on the 'to learn' list, I whipped up this Mini Cable Phone Cozywozy.
You need: Sockyarn, ány sockyarn, cable needle or small dp needle, tapestry needle, size 3 dpn's.
co 23 st on dpn's
1st row: s1, *p 3, k 6*, repeat from * till *; p 3, k1.
2nd, 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th & 8th row: knit as stitches appear
7th row: s1, * p 3, k 6, cross to the left (3 & 3: place 3 st on a cable needle in front of the knitted item, knit the next 3 st, then knit the remaining 3 st off the kableneedle)*; repeat * to *; p 3, k1. Keep repeating these 8 (!) rows until, when flipped double, the needed length is achieved.
Then cast off but leave 4 stitches. Make an i-cord by knitting in stockinette stitch until desired length. Then cast off the 4 stitches.
Finishing: attach the end of the i-cord to the bag with a tapestry needle and a piece of scrap yarn. Crochet a small loop and attach it to the bag. Sew on a matching (or non-matching if you like) button, Get your phone snugly, loop around the button; é presto!
(I translated the cable pattern from Dutch so I hope it works for you, please let me know if I forgot something or made a mistake! It's my first pattern, I didn't do a swatch, next time I will, promise! If you knit this bag, do, do, dó send me a picture, it would boost my ego more than a good fitting jeans would!)
I can recommend beachknitting, fantastic in the evenings especially when followed by a yummy BBQ!
Always grabbing around your purse/ bag to find your phone? Not with the Cozywozy! Pull the bag trough the loop and you'll never miss-grab again!