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 made 4 grilled cheese sammiches and now I don’t wanna eat them……..
Serial Experiments Lain … *evil smile*
Not sure how to feel about this.
IS ATTACK ON TITAN A GOOD THING
One piece, a pirates life for me lol
Technically the last anime I watched was Pokemon cause It was on TV yesterday morning and I caught the last 10 minutes of it so…. Later losers *rides off into sunset on a shiny Rapidash*
It’s A toss up between Sailor Moon Crystal and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure since I was watching them at the same time kinda….How would that work?
not to share
"who cares about representation in video games, video games are meant for escapism"
how exactly is it escapism to switch from a world where white cis men are in charge to…….. a world where white cis men are in charge
also what does that say about you when you want to “escape” to a world completely devoid of poc and women