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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

BMWi3


 

I received a request to make a new car, and have adapted my mini cooper knitting pattern to make a BMWi3. Although it is the same basic structure, I had to completely alter the shape of the side panels, as well as making the front windscreen much deeper, and adding an extra raised bonnet. The parts I am most happy with are the wheels, the bonnet and the back view. 


I have now got pretty good at spotting a BMWi3 on the roads. I'm not quite sure where this fits into my idea of eventually having enough knitting patterns for a book of vintage vehicles, but it was a fun challenge.

So I have been reading about the BMWi3 on some review sites. (Am I turning into a sort of knitting Jeremy Clarkson?) It is an electric car, and does seem to be comparable in size to a mini cooper. I can see why owners love it, as it is instantly recognisable and very stylish.


The knitting pattern will be for sale on ravelry. It is all typed up, but I am just going to test knit one more car to check there are no typos. This first unique car was for sale in my Etsy shop, but has already been purchased. Please message me if you are interested in buying one.

P.S. I have slightly lost my enthusiasm for this project when I saw the original pattern customer had put my car photo on a BMW facebook page as if it was her own creation, and saying it would be for sale in her shop. (It is a closed group, and I guess she thought I wouldn't see it.) Got a sort of apology, saying she hadn't been careful with the wording. Still fuming, and have resumed my teddy bear project.



20 comments:

  1. You certainly have an eye for detail with your cars. I'm sure you're not as controversial as Jeremy Clarkson!

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  2. This is sooooo sweet. I wish I could knit! Viola

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  3. Too cute! Great gift for car lovers.

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  4. Your creations are incredible! I'm constantly amazed by your creativity and ability to create anything out of yarn. This car is a treasure.

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  5. so cute! I can't image how you manage to knit so many details! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week! Pinned!

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  6. How adorable! My son would LOVE that!

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  7. You are so clever, I wouldn't even know where to begin. Not a knitting Jeremy Clarkson though - he's such a prize buffoon, there must be someone much cooler who does car stuff you can be the knitting version of!

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  8. Nice BMW! I'm a newbie at knitting, so I admire that you can make cars! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

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  9. Wow so good and agree you are very talented

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  10. Maybe not a Clarkson. Doesnt he hate electric cars? Maybe the curly haired one? Lol! It looks fantastic!

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  11. seriously?!? - So glad you "caught" HER!! The bloody nerve! - Actually, what you should do, is "talk" to your local car dealer and perhaps have them BUY a few of YOUR finished "product" to promote their vehicles..?
    Anyhoo, GREAT STUFF as always!!
    :-D

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  12. That's a great idea from Auntie Shan, I love your cars, you're a very talented knitter.

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  13. OMG so cute!!! Jess would love this x

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  14. Love the car, it is so cute!
    How cheeky! I am glad you caught her out, I hope it doesn't put you off making, they are too good not to.

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