I have finished my knitting pattern for a the iconic Mini Cooper. The pattern is available in my ravelry and Craftsy shops. These sample cars are for sale in my Etsy shop I have tried really hard to be as accurate as I can to the mini cooper cars that I see around today. It has caused me a few headaches, but I do think the final result is very cute. Can a car be cute?
|"The Italian Job" - I haven't quite reproduced the film poster, but you get the idea I hope.|
I would be lying if I said this is an easy knit. There is shaping, icord knitting, colourcharts, and quite fiddly sewing up. But I think the final results are worth it. If you don't want to knit the Union Jack roof, then you can do a plain roof version. I keep spotting other colourways that I like out on the road, so am going to knit a few more of these.
The car is made up of just three panels. The wheels, grill, bumpers and headlights are knitted separately, and then sewn on.
If you want to read a bit more about the history and evolution of the Mini Click Here.