Pimpin' my ride

I finished the bike seat cover this morning and I am really happy with the way it came out.

Pattern- The Bicycle Saddle Cover by Brenna from Take Back the Knit issue 2
Yarn- Red Heart Soft Yarn, way less than one skein
Needles- size 7 straight and dpns

I changed the pattern a bit to fit my bike seat and I ended up putting it on inside out because I prefer the bottom side to the top. I am going to make a green one for Philip's bike.


VKW04BAG-1Following the bicycle theme, the Vogue Knitting from Winter 2004/2005 contained a pattern for a bicycle bag that I want to make from an old sweater I found in my dad's attic. The sweater is knitted in fair isle with 4-5 colors so it will be a bit of a chore to frog, but the yarn is the perfect gauge and more than I need. I am about to leave town for two weeks and I want to use my time to work on another project so hopefully I will start on this when I get back.

I've got a bike
You can ride it if you like
It's got a basket, a bell that rings and things that make it look good
I'd give it to you if I could, but I borrowed it
-Pink Floyd


Anonymous said...

Your pimpin'!

jen said...

very nice!

me said...

I'm lovin the Red Heart Soft Yarn, aren't you? All acrylic yet not plastic-y.

The seat cover is grand! I knew there had to be another vegan knitter out there that loves orange. Nice to meet ya.

jae said...

hey, that's great.
i'm thinking about starting up a TBtK reader gallery.
i'll be sure to be in touch.

Mrs. Lear said...

I love this post. I've had the Vogue pattern bookmarked since it came out, but I've never even thought about a seat cover!

kate! said...

this is such a cute saddle cover!
do you by any chance still have the pattern...or know where i could purchase it? i can't find anything current!

belly said...

would you still happen to have this pattern? or know the link? i can't seem to find it anywhere :) would love to knit one for my bike (which i will be using on my wedding day to get from the church to the reception:)) appreciate the help!

Robyn Wade said...

It's from the second issue of Take Back the Knit. Information here- http://domesticaffair.blogspot.com/2006/01/zzzziiiines.html