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Case Study is a sharp little notions case, with just enough intarsia to be interesting. It features easy construction and an optional zipped lining.

Unlined, Case Study is the right size for a sleeve for your tablet or composition book. Lined with sturdy cotton and zipped up, it’s a notions case that perfectly matches your sweater.

This project will also prepare you to knit Study Group, a seamed intarsia raglan pullover. Key techniques practiced are the tubular cast on, intarsia knitting, and seaming. By using the same yarn, you can also use this project as your swatch.

If you are interested in using this pattern for a class, please send me an email at and I will send over a teacher’s guide with class plan and key teaching points.


Case Study is worked flat in two pieces and then seamed. You’ll cast on and work down from the ribbing to the bottom. An optional zipper and lining transform it from a sleeve to a zipped case.


The finished dimensions are 11.25 inches x 9.5 inches / 28 cm x 23.5 cm


100% Merino/Rambouillet wool; 312 yds / 285 m per 100 g skein. This is a naturally-dyed, 3-ply sport weight yarn with a micron count of 20-21.

Color 1 (ribbing, shown in Light Denim):  60 yds / 55 m

Color 2 (shown in White):  70 yds / 65 m 

Color 3 ( shown in Mustard):  100 yds / 90 m 

Color 4 (shown in Clay):  20 yds / 20 m 


22 sts and 35 rows over 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette stitch with size A needles.


Straight or circular needles are suitable.

Size A: US size 5 / 3.75 mm needle, or as needed to obtain gauge.

Size B: US size 3 / 3.25 mm needle, or two US sizes smaller than size A, for working the trim.

Size C: US size 2 / 2.75 mm needle, or three US sizes smaller than size A.


  • Waste yarn
  • Cable needle
  • One stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • Sewing needle (for optional zipper and lining)
  • Two pieces of cotton fabric for lining, 10.5 inches / 26 cm tall along the grainline, and 12 inches / 30 cm wide
  • Zipper (at least 11.75 inches / 29.5 cm long)
  • Thread that matches C1
  • Thread that matches lining


  • Tubular Cast-on
  • Working intarsia
  • Seaming
  • Hand sewing (for optional lining)


Tech edit: Sarah Endres

You will get a PDF (878KB) file

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