Spandex, lycra - I never know what to call it! I have to admit to liking the stuff but I know that for many cyclists, it isn't their first choice.
Having said that, it is a great yarn so I thought I'd have a go at redefining the quintisential cycling garment, the "knics" or lycra shorts.
Here is the first attempt! They are handmade and crocheted from cotton spandex yarn with a highly reflective fine glass bead thread all the way through the leg.
In low light they look like this...and at night, when a bright light settles on them, they look like this! From experience, this type of highly textured garment is not a big seller but I have to admit that they are really comfortable and I'm looking forward to wearing them under skirts or even with shorts over the top.
So, would you wear a pair of highly reflective crochet knics?
If you're interested, email me and we can chat. I have many colours in this yarn. The take about 10 hours to make, but the effect is pretty impressive!