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unicorn.blu
« on: February 25, 2007 02:47:23 PM »

I finally finished the wheelie from knitty! I want everyone to make one and then we can all be part of some knitting car club and take over the world! Has anyone else made it? I'm going to make the matching visor pocket so stay posted...

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTwheelie.html





There is more about it on my blog www.eternalsunshineknits.blogspot.com Thanks for looking. Comments welcome!  Grin
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mrs.veghead
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2007 02:56:32 PM »

looks great! i've always wondered if they slipped though?  does yours move around while your driving....or more importantly, when you're turning around corners?
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unicorn.blu
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2007 03:02:55 PM »

looks great! i've always wondered if they slipped though?  does yours move around while your driving....or more importantly, when you're turning around corners?

Hehe now that would be a funny sight! I made sure that it fitted really tightly. It's made with cascade fixation so has elastic in it so I just stretched it loads to fit it on my steering wheel. I made sure the I-cord was really tight aswell and put it through the top of the triangle and the bottom so that it fitted better (not sure if that makes sense but if you go to the pattern you will understand what I mean).

I haven't had any problems with it slipping but if you were worried you could paint the underside of the cover with some rubbery glue stuff (I'm sure it has a proper name). I know in SnB nation the cover in there suggests you use a glue gun and glue lines every few inches or so around the inside of the cover in order to provide some grip.

Glad you like it  Smiley
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dancingbarefoot
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2007 03:06:17 PM »

That looks great! Love the color.  Grin

I made one almost a year ago but haven't put it on my steering wheel yet. I keep forgetting to go out and put it on.  Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2007 07:39:39 PM »

The Knitty Gritty version recommended attaching that no-slip stuff you put under rugs. http://diynetwork.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,2025,DIY_14141_5193083,00.html
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pamelamama
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2007 09:59:59 PM »

I find that mine does not slip, and truth be told, I dont even use the I-cord thingy anymore.  I just slip it over the steering wheel and it stays. 

I am hesitant to admit this, because I dont want anyone to have an accident from it slipping off!   But, it is true.
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2007 08:34:09 PM »

I am planning on making one of these.  I have a tweed yarn that more or less matches my upholstery. I really like it, but it is not Cascade Fixation.  I am slightly concerned about using a yarn without that elastane content (this is what makes fixation so stretchy right?).  I think I'll give it a go anyway, but will need to make it slightly larger to compensate.  I will definitely be using puff paint on the inside of mine.  Has anyone had a go at a Wheelie using a sub yarn?
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unicorn.blu
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2007 03:35:10 AM »

I am planning on making one of these.  I have a tweed yarn that more or less matches my upholstery. I really like it, but it is not Cascade Fixation.  I am slightly concerned about using a yarn without that elastane content (this is what makes fixation so stretchy right?).  I think I'll give it a go anyway, but will need to make it slightly larger to compensate.  I will definitely be using puff paint on the inside of mine.  Has anyone had a go at a Wheelie using a sub yarn?

As long as you make it a tight fit and use puff paint you should be okay. Another alternative would be to knit with a strand of elastic aswell but it would use loads of elastic and wouldn't look very nice so yeah stick with the puff paint! There are plenty other steering wheel covers that don't use elasticated yarn so I don't see why you can't do it here.

Good luck with it and don't forget to post photos!!  Grin
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raspberryred615
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2007 05:01:27 PM »

very nice idea
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utemama
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2007 08:04:06 PM »

hi all as i can't get cascade here in australia i tried to sub with another 8ply equal to it and i bombed out badly.maybe someone can help.
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