Something I’ve been having fun with lately: knitted scale mail/le!
Want to make your own? I’ll be writing up notes on what I did making these and putting that up here and on Ravelry soon enough (you might need to remind me), but for now: 1. Get scales (I ordered mine from TheRingLord.com—ships from Saskatchewan) 2. Add them to knitting! To make scales sit on the right (outer) side of fabric, insert needle into next stitch purlwise, place scale on tip of righthand needle and purl the stitch, taking care to draw the yarn through both scale and stitch. The glove and cuff above place scales on every alternate stitch, every third row, and the bracelet at the bottom places them every third stitch.
Crafty Mutt offers some neat tips and resources for adding scales to knitting (I referred to the instructions there as a starting point but have been following my own patterns).
Want me to make something scaly for you? Awesome! Check out my Etsy store or email me at crowknits at gmail dot com.
ohohoh I think I could make these. this is probably in the future of my shop.
MAN I bet you guys are sick of hearing about my etsy.
But here’s the thing. I have a ton of conventions and other stuff I need money for coming up. I knocked down the prices on pretty much everything, and you can use the coupon code CASH4CAS for 5% off! Anything purchased will be shipped out the next business day.
let’s make a blanket i said
let’s use yarn that uses size 8 needles i said
i’ll be done by christmas i said
Updated the Etsy shop!
Use coupon code CASH4CAS for 5% off anything in the store.
I found this guide for mixing colors using food dyes in my recipe box. I realized I could use it for dying wool yarn, too! (Google any tutorial on ‘Dying with Koolaid’ for how-to’s)
Okay! I didn’t finish all of the Christmas scarves ( sad :( ) BUT I am not seeing one of the recipients until January 4th, the other lives with me and is aware of the dealy, and the third is me!
When your leopard gecko gets lonely, just make him some friends.
it’s gonna be a cowl christmas