Be Seen While You Cruise!

Posted by Meghan Quinones

Now that the we are in the full swing of Winter, it gets darker much earlier (this just one of the many reasons I am not a fan of Winter!). However, here in Chicago diehard bike riders continue their commute to and from work on their bikes, even in the dark and sub-zero temperatures. It is very common to see a red blinking light coming right at you, indicating a bike rider is headed your way. To add to the reflective bike accessories, I decided to create yarn tassels that actually reflect light! The yarn tassels add a playful, yet functional touch to any bike.

You may be asking yourself how are yarn tassels going to help me be seen while biking at night? Well, this is no ordinary yarn! This yarn, made by Coats and Clark Red Heart, has reflective yarn strands running through it! When light hits the strands, it reflects! You could whip up other yarn items to use as reflective bike gear, like maybe a hat, scarf, or mittens.

Make sure you check out our Coats & Clark Red Heart Reflective Yarn!

Here's what you'll need:

Let's get crafty!

Step 1: Cut a piece of cardboard that is 10 inches long.

Step 2: Begin wrapping your yarn around your cardboard.

Step 3: Wrap your yarn around 60 times.

Step 4: Cute a piece of yarn that is 5 inches long, wrap it under the top loops of your yarn, and tie a knot.

Step 5: Cut the the bottom loops of your yarn.

Step 6: Cut a piece of yarn and wrap it around the top of your yarn and tie a knot. Trim the ends.

Step 7: Decide how small the loop at the top of your yarn should be based on the circumference
of your bike handle. You want to make this big enough to slide on to your handle, but small
enough so it won't fall off!