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Short story short, my dear Rusty (partner-in-crime, woodworker extraordinaire) needed a little sleeve for his new Auvi-Q allergy medicine, to keep them together in his pocket/bag.

So I made one.

This isn’t so much a ‘pattern’ as the basic recipe that I used, in case anyone else wasn’t sure where to start.

Auvi-Q Sleeve (Holds 2 Auto-injectors)


  • 4.0 mm circular needles (I used a 16 inch cable, but this is so small that really any will work)
  • worsted weight yarn (I used an acrylic Caron Big Cake, but I imagine any fiber type would work)
  • tapestry/yarn needle (for kitchener and weaving in ends)


  1. Cast on 26 stitches using a stretchy method like the long tail cast on.
  2. Join in the round by knitting first and last stitches together (25 stitches)
  3. Knit 1, purl 1 for about an inch (3cm). You can use any ribbing you like, but for this small of an object I like the look of the 1×1 rib. (25 stitches)
  4. Knit all stitches around to make about 2.5 inches (5cm) of stockinette. (25)
  5. Divide stitches evenly between the needles, and kitchener stitch the bottom closed.

I’m not going to reinvent the wheel by explaining the kitchener stitch, but here are two lovely tutorials by Purl Soho and Craftsy.

Here is the result:

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