My stainless steel WC Lathe Werks shift knob combined with the hot California sun add up to create a molten ball of pain when left baking outside. I love the weight, look, and feel of my metal shift knob but its biggest downside is that it gets too hot to the touch if I park in the sun. The knob did come in a black bag, which I used to cover it up, but it made my shifter look like an ISIS hostage.
I didn’t want to get another shift knob or go back to the stock one so I began looking for shift knob covers. That lead me to Etsy, where I found Rachel Quach’s store, QuachoNacho. She has a small selection of crocheted goods, including this Pokémon shift knob cover. The inner nerd in me squealed with delight as soon as I saw it. It was perfect and very reasonably priced. Plus she’s local to the Bay Area (San Jose).
I ordered the classic red and white version, but you can choose from other colors. You can even make special requests by contacting Rachel directly. After I submitted my order, Rachel sent over pictures of the knob cover for approval. Once I approved of the design, it was shipped out and arrived at my door with a handwritten note several days later.
Fitment is just about perfect. It’s made of yarn so it’s a bit snug at first but will loosen up over time. She recommends washing the knob cozy by hand and laying it out to dry. I don’t think I’ll get it dirty enough to need washing but it’s good to know it’ll last.
I used it for a couple of days now and it’s perfect. My shift knob doesn’t burn my hand after sitting in the sun any more. It still gets warm but not hot. I only use it when I’m parked, since it’s moves around on the knob.