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Not all lycra is bad - highly reflective crochet knics!

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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...

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and at night, when a bright light settles on them, they look like this!

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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!

 



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  • Angelina Russo on

    Hi Paul Great to hear from you.You can find the short reflective arm warmers (18cm long) at http://cyclestyle.com.au/shop/accessories/short-reflective-arm-warmers/and the long ones (55cm long) athttp://cyclestyle.com.au/shop/arm-warmers/long-reflective-arm-warmers/They’re both made from the cotton lycra with a very fine wool and the reflective thread. Sorry that the images are all of women but I have yet to commandeer any of my male friends to model!I have a very wide selection of colours and I would just need to know your upper arm width.I designed them so that they are quite snug. I run in them during the winter and they stay up without any problems.If you want more information, email me at angelina@culturecycle.orgHave a great commute!cheers


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