Saturday, July 10, 2010

FO: Bike bunting

Notice anything different from last time?

Here's a hint:

The lace pattern is Trefoil, from 150 Knitted Trims, by Lesley Stanfield. This is a good lace pattern for this purpose because it's a garter stitch pattern and looks the same from both sides. Also, it looks like teeny weeny bunting! I measured the perimeter of the basket,  knit up to that plus an extra inch, then blocked. I attached it to the basket by doing single crochet around the top, but if you have a non-holey basket, sewing or hot-glue-gunning would work just as well. Since the lace stretched out a bit after blocking, there's a 2-repeat overlap at the back, which worked just as well because it's a good place to hide the woven-in ends. Including the crochet, this used up 5 grams, or 44 yards, of laceweight Knitpicks Shadow, leftover from the Deep Orange Shawl.

A bike bell cozy was also in the planning stages, then I realized that the ringing mechanism couldn't work if the cozy was going to stay on. So for now, only the basket has bling. I am planning on getting a rack behind the seat (there's a special name for this but can't remember), then I'll make some Norah Gaughn knitted panniers to match!


Cindy said...


VeganCraftastic said...

You managed to make your bike even cuter, awesome!

mooncalf said...

Very stylish! Lucky bike :)

Allyson said...

So cute! What a nice touch! I love how the orange matches! Love it.

tina said...