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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2007 09:31:07 AM »

Thanks for the scotch guard suggestion.  I will definitely do that.  Prolly should have used a darker color.

I don't know what the stitch is called, but it's super simple.  I stole it from this pattern: http://www.knitpicks.com/Lacy+Headbands_PD50552220.html

It is just a long preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'rectangle...probably') about 6 inches or so shorter than the circumference of my wheel (because it stretches so much).  here's a pic of the whole thing before sewing it together.

That's Mickey...he can't resist a good photo op.

As far as sewing it on, I just used a tapestry needle and cinched it up using a zig zag pattern.  Sort of like a shoe lace.  It was a little cumbersome, because I used a looooong working length of yarn (if that makes any sense at all).  It didn't slip freely through after first few zigs so I gave myself a long enough working length to get all the way around.

Funny tidbit....notice the place where the two ends are grafted is at the top of the steering wheel.  I wanted it at the bottom, but my wheel was turned when I started.  I sewed half way around before i noticed!

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« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2007 12:10:30 PM »

this is such a good idea!!! where did you come up with the idea?? xx
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« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2007 03:07:57 PM »

That's so cute!! I just got a Jeep Wrangler... I haven't even had it a week, and I'd love to make a steering wheel cover! Cute idea.  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2007 07:09:16 PM »

omg! love it! Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2007 08:06:27 PM »

That's such a fun idea! Cool!
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« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2007 11:08:33 PM »

This is such an adorable idea! I wish I could crochet one because I'm no good at knitting so far.

Well done!
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« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2007 10:59:35 AM »

I want a steering wheel cover! I'm going to have to do this!
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« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2007 12:25:34 PM »

haha...that's cool  Grin
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