Knitting

Frankenhat

Started on 4/24/2018. Finished 5/10/2018. Pattern: Frankenhat (Scholar’s Cap+Knitted coif cap) Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Worsted black medium 100% wool US$6.99 from Jo-Anne’s Needles: Clover 7″ US sz 8 (5 mm) double pointed bamboo needles Accessories: 3 knitting markers, 1 knitting counter, knitting point protectors (I used 7-8 normally) Total: $7 Tonight I finished knitting my second knitting project, Frankenhat.…

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Clever Hacks, Knitting

Tracking Knitting Rounds

I am a rank NOOB when it comes to knitting. That said, I hit upon a clever method to track which round I’m on while I was knitting my first project. I’m recording it here so I don’t forget it (and to have the information as it’s own post rather than just as a footnote on my first knitting project).…

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Knitting

Scholar’s hat: My first completed knitting project

Started on 4/8/2018. Finished 4/22/2018. Technically this is not the first thing I have ever knit. It is the first thing I’ve completed. About 5 years ago Christian de Holacombe attempted to teach me to knit at a West/An Tir sock wars. I remember doing the stitching.. but I never finished the project and my fingers completely forgot how to…

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Tablet weaving

Simple Board Loom

She who dies with the most looms wins. At this point I think I have 5 looms. The simplest looms I have is this board loom. Aside from the backstrap method I believe it’s probably the simplest loom to build at home. My husband made my board loom from a 1×6 of quilted birch. The base is 5.5″ x 18″.…

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Tablet weaving

Tabletweaving Technique: Weft management

This past weekend I ended up doing some tabletweaving in the park during our weekly fighter practice. Someone watched me for a while and then commented that although they’d done tabletweaving before they hadn’t dealt with the weft the same way that I do..so I figured it might be worthwhile to document how I deal with my weft. I honestly…

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Tablet weaving

Simple Diamonds.. err Chevrons

On Friday my love reminded me that on Sunday we would be helping with a demo in town.. and that “people really like to see things being woven on a loom” and asked me to have a project ready for the demo. I needed something quick (so it would be warped up and ready-to-weave in less than a day), simple…

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Tablet weaving

Knighting Tunic Trim

Over the weekend I started weaving the trim for Fearghus’ knighting tunic. I couldn’t just choose an “easy” trim(4f4b), no, I had to choose something that I’d never woven before in a challenging pattern. Now I’m crossing my fingers and hoping that I have enough time to finish it. The trim pattern is based on a picture from the book…

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String

“Directions for making many sorts of Laces”

A long time ago I started working my way through the fingerloop braiding recipes in “Directions for making many sorts of laces” by E.G. Stanley in Chaucer and Middle English Studies in Honour of Rossell Hope Robbins. My primary goal is to work through these recipes and create a sampler so that I can easily sort through the recipes in…

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