Knitted Armour

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.

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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.

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I also liked the idea of shoulder plating, so using the Sirdar yarn I crocheted this dragon scale piece for a shoulder piece.

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The finished piece
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So! What do you think?

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