I fell in love next to you.
Burning fires in this room.
It just fits light and smooth,
like my feet in my shoes.
Okay, this one’s better than the Homestuck one I did
September is going to be NaruGaa Month! We’ve got a very tentative schedule of the themes right here, and they may end up changing by the time September rolls around! The last week of August we will upload the set in stone schedule, but for now here’s what you should expect.
I still want to bulk buy these and adonize batch pink.
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
- 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.)
I’m gonna go ahead and put this under the resources tag for reenactors, cosplayers, Rennies and SCA-ers!
Photos by Kilian Schönberger
Knit one row a day for a year, matching the yarn color to the color of the sky that day.
Come home from getting new glasses
that are waaaaay stronger than my last ones and i can barely focus because woah now and the first thing I do is doodle stupid little Ava’s Demon nonsense. Excuse me while I go find colored pencils or paint or something. (excuse my sad, sad little phone and it’s terrible picture quality.)