I wanted to create a sense of Armour into my knitting.
I visited the Leeds Armouries and took photos and sketches of the armour.
I came up with an idea of putting chain maille into my knitting. I used a Sirdar yarn that had a sheen to it that imitated blackened armour and worked in garter stitch.
One piece of armour that I liked had a prominent chevron pattern, others had rope work. Taking both these ideas I developed this simple but effective pattern and tried several colours.
I also liked the idea of shoulder plating, so using the Sirdar yarn I crocheted this dragon scale piece for a shoulder piece.
The finished piece