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Armchair Armory

A nerdy weapons cache full of armchairs and the continuing adventures of Cosmo and Chloe.

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Disclaimer: This is not my own idea; I got the tip from the lovely Elentari-liv, who was kind enough to share her technique with me. This is only showing the basics I’ve used to knit the scales, not how to make any certain piece.

Also, keep in mind that I’m still a beginner at knitting. I’ve been doing it for approximately two weeks.

What you’ll need:

  • circular knitting needles
  • yarn
  • small scales

You’ll probably want to choose a yarn close to your scale colour, or one that complements it (I used a contrasting one here to make things easier to show). You may have to experiment a bit with the yarn gauge and size of the needles. I ended up using gauge three yarn and size six needles after some testing. Larger needles widened the gap between scales, so that the yarn was visible in between, which I didn’t want, and thicker yarn made the scales stick out too much as opposed to hanging. It looked like I was knitting a very ruffled dragon.

Scales can be purchased from The Ring Lord, with multiple choices of colour and material. I’ve experimented with both aluminum and steel; the steel seems to hang better because of its weight, but it all depends on what you need for your project!

(I’m putting the actual process under a read more because I do have a lot of photos.)

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I’m gonna go ahead and put this under the resources tag for reenactors, cosplayers, Rennies and SCA-ers!


ignore anyone who tells you otherwise.



Cosmo likes getting scratches with the back scratcher. When they stopped he demanded more.


hanging out with your best friend more like


Hipster coyote.

coyote mask by Blais

Blais arguing on Facebook.

Tagged as: blais, mare,

Mare, Blais, and Rach attended a party in Vermont celebrating the 30th anniversary of Mare’s family’s immigration to America.


i aim for the point in a friendship when people begin to think you’re dating