Nook Simple Touch Sleeve

For Christmas my lovely aunt and uncle (she might even say my favorite aunt) gave me a Barnes & Noble gift card. Whoo! I decided to get a Nook. My husband has a Kindle that he has been trying to pry out of my greedy fingers, so I thought it only fair to use this opportunity to get my own eReader. I was concerned that I would wish it was a Kindle, but I like it just as much. The only downfall that I see so far is that they don’t have a cover for the Nook that has a device powered light. I adore the fact that I will never have to hunt down impossible to find hearing aid batteries for the Kindle’s book light that I would probably have to sell a kidney to afford. So, until I find something I like for the Nook, I knitted a sleeve for it so it won’t get scratched up in my purse.

Your grandma would love this yarn!

Yes the color isĀ reminiscentĀ of a throw your great grandmother probably owned, but I bet she was a nice lady that had great taste. Why do you care anyway huh?! Your great grandmother and I never asked your opinion in the first place! Plus, if I can’t hate the color too much, I can dye it with some Kool-aid.


If you would like to make this for your Nook, or your grandma’s Nook, I have attached the pattern below! If you make it, I would love to see pictures!

Nook Simple Touch Sleeve Pattern


About Lesley Lyon Mullinix

Artistically, I am trained as a pastry chef. In an effort to keep from aiding the US in becoming that much fatter, I decided to use my creative efforts to create something positive out of something discarded. You know, maybe penitence for the extra weight I have put on a few hundred people as a chef.
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4 Responses to Nook Simple Touch Sleeve

  1. angelique says:

    I hve a suggestion. I made a cover with a light for my kindle. I knit a tube that when laid flat was slightly larger than my kindle. Then I cut two pieces of plastic canvas. I wrapped each piece of the canvas in some lightweught quilt batting and slipped them inside the tube. Leave a little space between their edges so they will fold over easily like a book cover. The canvas is the perfect lightweight stabilizer! I stiched the canvas in place and stitched some 1/4 inch elastic in each corner to hold my Kindle in place. Finally I bought a cheap booklight ($1.00) and I took it apart and used it to put a light in my cover. whole thing took about four hours even with the knitting! Just some food for thought hope it gives you some ideas. Have fun!

  2. Oooooh! I like it! I thought about cutting up those flexible cutting boards to make a protective firm surface inside of the case, but I would never have thought about the light section! Do you have pictures?!?!

  3. phwandling says:

    Love this pattern! I’ll have to knit one up for myself. I am not familiar with what “p1-b” means. I know that it is purl 1, but what does the “-b” mean? Thank you so much for your help!

  4. Oops! I should have noted what it meant in the pattern! I will fix that. It means purl one below. Here is a link for a video on how to do it. :) I would love pictures if decide to make it.
    The link is from one of my favorite knitting help websites,

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