Knight on horseback by Clive Stanley

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Disclaimer: This is not my own idea; I got the tip from the lovely Elentari-liv, who was kind enough to share her technique with me. This is only showing the basics I’ve used to knit the scales, not how to make any certain piece.

Also, keep in mind that I’m still a beginner at knitting. I’ve been doing it for approximately two weeks.

What you’ll need:

  • circular knitting needles
  • yarn
  • small scales

You’ll probably want to choose a yarn close to your scale colour, or one that complements it (I used a contrasting one here to make things easier to show). You may have to experiment a bit with the yarn gauge and size of the needles. I ended up using gauge three yarn and size six needles after some testing. Larger needles widened the gap between scales, so that the yarn was visible in between, which I didn’t want, and thicker yarn made the scales stick out too much as opposed to hanging. It looked like I was knitting a very ruffled dragon.

Scales can be purchased from The Ring Lord, with multiple choices of colour and material. I’ve experimented with both aluminum and steel; the steel seems to hang better because of its weight, but it all depends on what you need for your project!

(I’m putting the actual process under a read more because I do have a lot of photos.)

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I’m gonna go ahead and put this under the resources tag for reenactors, cosplayers, Rennies and SCA-ers!

would it be possible to do this with crochet instead of knitting? <——-(cant knit to save her life)

Technically, yes! Here’s my addition to this post from when I reblogged it before:

Also, if you know how to crochet but don’t have the money for those scale pieces, there’s a stitch called the crocodile stitch which is a way to make yarn “scales!”


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Little dot work knight!

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Armor of an Officer of the Imperial Palace Guard

Date: 18th century
Culture: Chinese
Medium: Steel, copper, gold, silk, metallic thread
Housed at the MET.

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i regret buying everything from your shop

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Virginia Broersma

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is an American painter. She studied Painting at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah.

Virginia Broersma’s work explores the concept of allure in terms of the human form. Built of rough and loose marks that congeal into something very precise, her paintings have an intensity that is formed not only from the image, but from the action of painting itself.  Though it deviates from the human form, her imagery is complicated by associations one may have with the body. She is interested in how even a distant representation of a person can be conflated with measurements of perfection, beauty and the ideal.

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“When thinking of iconic romance, ask yourself if any imagery (paintings, photographs, film-stills) comes to mind that is not showing heterosexual couples? Probably not,” says photographer Braden Summers of his photo series of everyday gay and lesbian couples from around the globe.


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