Cover for a Shift Knob – A Pattern!

According to my stats, The Shift Knob Cover has been getting a heckuva lot of attention lately, so I thought it fit to revisit the pattern and make a few updates to it!  It was originally posted in August of 2011 and I think it’s so neat that people are still finding my blog searching for it on different search engines, so thank you everyone who found me this way!

Cover Numba 1

The first two covers I knit up were made for a Subaru although I can’t imagine that they wouldn’t fit a range of other makes and models as well.  I used worsted weight stash yarns for both covers, just a few yards is all you need really.  I imagine this cover can be easily sized up or down to accommodate different sizes by changing the yarn gauge or needle size.

Cover Numba 2

These only take a few hours to make (quick gift!) and not to mention, it’s a great way to use up some stash yarns that you haven’t the heart to throw away!

Materials:

a few yards of worsted or dk weight yarn

Size US 6  (4 mm) double pointed needles

1 stitch marker

Pattern:

CO 16 evenly across three of the needles leaving a bit of tail to use as a drawstring when we tie the cover to the shift knob.

PM and join in the round being careful not to twist.

Work in K1 P1 rib for 6 rounds.

[K3, kfb] repeat to end of round. (20 sts)

Knit for 2 rounds.

[K4, kfb] repeat to end of round. (24 sts)

Knit 1 round.

[K5, kfb] repeat to end of round. (28 sts)

Knit 4 rounds.

[k5, k2tog] to end of round. (24 sts)

Knit 1 round.

[K4, k2tog] to end of round. (20 sts)

Knit 1 round.

[K3, k2tog] to end of round. (16 sts)

Knit 1 round.

[K2tog] to end of round. (8 sts)

Knit 1 round.

[K2tog] to end of round. (4 sts)

Break yarn and pull through remaining stitches, tie off and weave in the end.

kinda looks like a hot air balloon

When putting the cover on the shift knob, it should fit fairly tightly, the most difficult part being stretching the ribbing over the largest part of the knob.  Once its over, pull the original drawstring-tail through the first row of stitches tightly and tie off, weaving in the end.

If you do knit one, don’t forget to link to it on Ravelry!  I want to see what everyone makes 😀

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4 thoughts on “Cover for a Shift Knob – A Pattern!

  1. Brilliant! What an excellent Idea! So many shift knobs are soooo cold in winter! This is a fantastic way to make sure it’s a bit warmer for the quick gear changes!

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