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Mixed stitch sweater bike
InstructionsMeasure surfaces you want to cover and go to town with any stitch pattern and any leftover colors you have. Any type yarn will do- the fun and beauty comes from the variety of textures, weights and finishes.
Kint long narrow pieces to sew around frame and handel bars- wider pieces for fenders. Fold and sew a little pocket or heel at ends of fender covers to slip over front anf back of ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Funky, Cute, Outdoorsy
A variety of scrap yarns used- wools, cottons, acrylics, alpacas etc. Whatever was in the yarn supply box.
What was your inspiration?
My inspiration for the sweater bike came from looking at yarn bombing projects on the internet, and the desire to knit something other than traditional accessories or items of clothing.
I was sitting in my living room looking at my bike and looking at my yarn basket (yes, in a Manhattan apartment you can see your bicycle from the living room couch). I thought it would be an easy way to practice stitches by making long skinny swatches of different pattterns.
What are you most proud of?
I am most proud of the flowers on the Spring basket. They gave me an opportunity to knit in 3D. I am also happy for the smiles I get when I ride by. People stop me all the time when I am riding around Manhattan and ask to take pictures of the sweater bike.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Do not be afraid to mix up colors, yarns, and patterns. There are no wrong choices. You are limited only by your imagination.