If you’ve been following along, I am in the middle of making knitted “chainmail” hauberk for my daughter Jubilee for her Eowyn cosplay. It’s taken a while, but I finally have enough to share.
All the seams are placed so that they’ll be covered by the “leather” armor my husband and I are in the process of making. We still need sleeves as well (ugh, more knitting). But here is the process:
I knitted the pieces and just used a whip stitch to connect them:
Then I turned it inside out and dabbed silver paint on the hauberk:
It’s a little rough, but for my very first knitting project, I think it’s turning out really well. Jubilee likes it, too, but I’m a worried that it will no longer fit her by the time we get to our next convention.
Oh well, that’s why I had another kid. I mean, that’s not the primary reason, but it’ll do. Speaking of our younger daughter, she wants to be a Porg for the next comic con. I’ve been trying to talk her into this:
She says no.