From the authors workbench
A Simple Loomed Case
I got tired of my old diabetic kit case and made up a new one this week. Yes, I'm diabetic, like characters in all my books. So I carry a kit where ever I go. It holds my meter, lancet, test strips and insulin pen. I can put in a logbook as well. Not diabetic? You can use this case for anything by adjusting the pockets and straps. Try making it into a cosmetic case, for example.
Here’s what you need for this project. A 24 peg loom, loom hook, yarn needle and less than half a skein of yarn.
What you need to know for this project: e-wrap, double e-wrap, knit 1 over 2, purl, knit off.
Round 1: Double e-wrap all pegs. Wrap each peg and knit 1 loop over top 2 loops all around. Turn. Now you will start seed stitch.
Rows 2 -19: Skip 1st peg, * knit bottom loop over top loop and then purl on next peg, e-wrap and knit bottom loop over top loops, repeat around from *. Turn. Do not turn on row 19.
Row 20: E-wrap and Knit 1 over 2 loops all around.
Row 21: E-wrap and knit 2 over 1 all around.
Row 22: Knit all stitches off. Knit last stitch one more time to create a loop at the end.
Sew ends closed with tails. Weave in all tails.
For inside pockets and flaps:
For meter pocket, double e-wrap 7 pegs. Knit flat for 12 rows. Knit off all stitches. Sew to middle of inside of pouch.
I also e-wrapped 1 peg and knit for 22 rows, then knit off. I pulled to chain through the middle of the back side, under the meter pocket, and then downwards, through the pocket to help secure the meter.
I made a second chain of 1 stitch 22 rows and wove it through the center to create side loops for the test strips and lancet.
For the back strap, double e-wrap 4 pegs and knit flat 24 rows. Knit off all stitches. Sew to each end of each side, leaving it open to hold little notepads and pens if desired.
I am an office worker by day but a writer and crafter in my free time. My books can be found on Amazon in print or on Kindle.