DIY iPod socks

by Suw on August 26, 2005

A few months ago I asked my Mum to knit me an iPod sock, because I couldn't stand the thought of shelling out over 20 quid for some thin piece of junk from Apple. Whilst she was experimenting, I suggested that she add in a pocket, for the earphones, because there's nothing worse than losing your earphones.
The iPod sock she came up with was great, so great that the gadget-meister himself, Philip Torrone, drooled with desire when I showed it to him. He even mentioned it at Gnomedex.

I'm delighted to announce that now you can get your own hand-crafted iPod sock with pocket, either by knitting one yourself (instructions courtesy of my Mum), or by ordering one through PayPal (see below).
Hand-knitted iPod socks
DIY Instructions!
If you'd like to knit your own, these are the instructions. (Don't ask me if it doesn't make sense – I can't knit to save my life.)
Using 3mm needles and double knitting wool, cast on 16 stitches and knit stocking stitch for 3 inches. Put stitches onto spare needle.
Main part
Using 3mm needles and double knitting wool, cast on 40 stitches and knit double 2×2 rib for 3 inches, ending with the wrong side facing.
Next row, knit rib for 22 stitches, cast off 16 stitches, and P2.
Next row, K2 transfer 16 stitches from spare needle and knit rib 2×2 across all stitches until it measures 4 inches.
Change to 2 1/4mm needles and rib 2×2 in the same or contrasting wool for a further 2 inches and cast off.
Turn over top 2 inches in half and sew down. Sew along side and bottom securely to finish.
Any problems, let me know and I'll ask my Mum.
Or get my Mum to knit you one!

Anonymous August 26, 2005 at 11:43 pm

How come there isn't one for the Shuffle, huh??
() 😉

Anonymous August 27, 2005 at 6:24 am

I'm sure if you buy Suw's mum a shuffle (or an iPod mini) she'll knit you one to fit.

Anonymous August 28, 2005 at 11:28 am

hehe thats such a cool idea. imgoing to wait til payday to buy me one lol! im thinking green one 😀

Anonymous September 7, 2005 at 11:59 pm

The iSach had its first trip to the pub tonight, and despite a disappointing footie score, made quite an impression. I have ordered another, for Cynyr.
Gobeithio cael bob iPod yn Llangrannog yn saff mewn hosan cyn i'r gaea' gyrraedd.

Anonymous September 8, 2005 at 8:17 am

Bendigedig! Dw i'n falch fod ti'i ei hoffi fo! Maen nhw'n ciwt iawn, dw i'm meddwl. Dw i eisiau un newydd mewn rust.

Anonymous October 29, 2005 at 9:42 pm

Are the socks still available to buy? 😀

Anonymous December 2, 2006 at 3:58 am

I randomly came across this when I was searching for something to make for my brother's birthday. I've just finished it (my first knitting project ^_^) and I'm pleased as punch! I'm giving it to him tomorrow, and I know he'll love it. Thanks a bunch for posting this! And thank your mum too!
Ps: I made it dark green with a silvery grey trim.

Anonymous July 8, 2007 at 5:50 am

Nice work lol.
I just tried my first one the other day and that ended MISERABLY!
No joke.
So I worked on my nanna to make me one and she did, now my mum is also attempting, i doubt she'll finish it though lol.
And i will try after i do my chores LOL!
Tell your mum i said thanks for the pattern, and thank you for posting it!
Take care.
Ashlee. xx.

Anonymous July 25, 2007 at 2:35 pm

I have just purchased one of your socks, so far very impressed and I agree that Apple charge so much for such a small item. I shall pass your name on 🙂 such great colours to pick from….

Anonymous August 14, 2007 at 11:53 am

theyre just wicked! my friend from school had a pink one with a light pink trim and one of my other friends and i loved them so much that my friends mum knitted them for us as well! now i have an emerald green one with light green trim and loving it! my other friend had a dark purple one with light purple trim! p.s. they r so cool that one of my other other friends (i no im so very popular i have so many friends lol :D) wanted one even though she didnt even have an ipod! lol! p.p.s i have a silver nano, i dont no y im saying this but o well thx a lot bye!

Anonymous September 24, 2007 at 12:27 pm

looks great can't tell which one your mum knitted. any chance of her making these for the general public?

Anonymous September 24, 2007 at 12:31 pm

Mum knitted the one on the left. 😉 And yes, she does do them for the general public – or email bob.charman (at)

Anonymous October 13, 2007 at 8:12 pm

Hi Suw,
I received my new iPod sock to day and I love it 😉
It fits my new iPod Classic 160gb perfectly and it looks great too. I'm glad I did an online search for ipod cases and found this site, I don't think I could have found anything so perfect otherwise. The price and quality can't be beaten!
Your mum is a star, thanks a lot!

coldclimate June 19, 2008 at 10:41 am

Nice to meet you brielfy last night – I shall add ipod sock to my list of things to learn how to kniw.

Sharon September 7, 2008 at 10:16 pm

This is fantastic! I’ve just made one of these socks for my son’s iPhone, adapted by making it a few stiches wider and slightly longer and it is BRILLIANT!!! Many congratulations to Suw’s mum – and thank you for the pattern.

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