Knitters Gonna Knit

Alright guys.  If you remember, I’m working on an Eowyn cosplay for Jubilee, my 8-year old.  After a lot of research and good advice, I think I’ve decided on a stitch and a yarn I want to use for my chainmail.  I was considering a stockinette variation for a sort of scaly pattern, but, really, I prefer a 4-in-1 pattern, so I wanted to find something with a bit more rounded, connected shape.

My bestie suggested a honeycomb brioche stitch.  It took me a while to get the hang of, I kept having to restart the first few rows, but once I figured it out, I really liked the overall look.

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I also found some ugly cotton yarn that’s not fuzzy, so I think it’ll look better when I get around to painting it.

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I have about 1/8th done so far, and I’m getting faster with every row.  I don’t want to show you guys yet, because I want it to be a surprise when it’s all put together (and also because I have a few screw ups that don’t matter much because they are going to be under Jubilee’s armpit, but detract from the overall awesomeness when looking straight on).  So, if I don’t update for a while, it’s because I’m knitting instead of blogging.

I think it’s going to work really well!

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