Super durable yarn?
September 1, 2011 2:35 PM Subscribe
What kind of yarn is durable enough to use as a bicycle lock cozy?
posted by rivenwanderer to sports, hobbies, & recreation (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The cover of my Mastiff bicycle chain has gotten ripped up in a few spots, and I'm thinking of re-covering the chain with something craftsy. I'd like to crochet a tube that fits over it, but are any yarns going to stand up to a Boston winter? Ideally I'd like to go at least a year before needing to replace it again. My bike lives outside at all times, and it rains and snows around here a lot! Other potential wear and tear comes from the chain chafing against whatever the bike is locked to, or occasionally getting dropped on the sidewalk if I'm clumsy.
(The motivation for having a chain cover at all is to keep the chain from scratching my bike.)
Is there anything sturdier than acrylic yarn that's still flexible enough to crochet with?