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Violin Chin Rest Cozy

free knitting pattern for a violin chin rest cozy


Knit yourself a cozy for your violin’s chin rest. The sample cozy fits snugly on a standard full size violin chin rest.

YARN: Leftover sock yarn, <50 yards, i.e. this sample was done with Knit Picks Stroll in black.
NEEDLES: Size 2, double pointed (DPN) for knitting in the round.

  • Row 1:  K12 across the first needle; K12 across the second needle. It’s tight here, but a third needle is added in the next row.
  • Row 2:  K1, Kfb, K4, using a third DPN for ease: K5, Kfb; K1, Kfb, K9, Kfb;
  • Row 3:  K14; K14;
  • Row 4:  K1, Kfb, K11, Kfb; K1, Kfb, K11, Kfb;
  • Row 5:  K16; K16;
  • Row 6:  K1, Kfb, K13, Kfb; K1, Kfb, K13, Kfb;
  • Row 7:  K18; K18;
  • Row 8:  K1, Kfb, K15, Kfb; K1, Kfb, K15, Kfb;
  • Row 9:  K20; K20;
  • Row 10:  (K1, Kfb, K17, Kfb) x 2
  • Rows 11-13:  K22; K22;
  • Row 14:  K1, SSK, K19; K20, K2tog;
  • Row 15:  K21; K21;
  • Row 16:  K1, SSK, K18; K19, K2tog;
  • Row 17:  K20; (K1, P1) x 10;
  • Row 18:  K1, SSK, K17; (K1, P1) x 9, K2tog;
  • Row 19:  K19; (K1, P1) x 9, K1;
  • Row 20:  K1, SSK, K16; (K1, P1) x 3, BO8, P1, K1, K2tog;
  • now work back and forth
  • Row 21:  K18; (K1, P1) x 2, K1, Sl1;  turn
  • Row 22:  (K1, P1) x 2, K2tog, P1, P2tog, P12, P2tog, P1, P1, P2tog, Sl1; turn
  • Row 23:  K21, P1, K1, Sl1; turn
  • Row 24:  K1, P1, K1, P2tog, P1, P2tog, P11, P2tog, P2, Sl1; turn
  • Row 25:  K20, Sl1; turn
  • Row 26:  K1, P2tog, P1, P2tog, P14, Sl1; turn
  • Row 27:  (K1, P1) x 9, Sl1; turn
  • Row 28:  K1, (K1, P1) x 8 K1, Sl1; turn
  • Row 29:  (K1, P1) x 9, Sl1; turn
  • Row 30:  K1, (P2tog) x 9; turn
  • Row 31:  (K2tog) x 5;
  • BO all stitches; (5 stitches)

CO = Cast On
K = Knit
P = Purl
Kfb = increase a stitch by knitting into both the front and back of a loop.
K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together
SSK = Knit 2 stitches together with the opposite slant by slipping 2 stitches knitwise, moving them back to the left needle, and knitting them together.
P2tog = Purl 2 stitches together
(bla)x3= do “bla” three times
Sl1 = Slip 1 stitch purlwise and leave the yarn in the front for a clean edge.

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