I used theCabled Kindle Sleeve pattern by haramis design and used smaller needles so it would be snug enough to leave the flap and button off. It's pretty darn tight, so I don't think I really needed to go down a size in needles, but it does the job and I'm sure it will stretch out some. The pattern suggested using Judy’s Magic Cast-On... I had never heard of it, but it's awesome! I love it when patterns teach me new techniques. Overall, I'm very satisfied and my Kindle is cozy.