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1  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Inkle woven guitar strap on: November 29, 2013 07:13:01 PM
It was my Dad's birthday this week. I bought an inkle loom last week. One thing led to another and I made a guitar strap for him.

This was probably a bit too adventurous for my first weaving project, but it turned out better than I thought it would.
Here is it laid out.

And here is the glamour shot.

I used this inkle weaving pattern generator to create my pattern.

I managed to break my inkle loom while weaving, apparently it wasn't meant to support 89 warp threads. I ended up clamping the working end to the tension bar and knotting the loose threads around the bars at the other end. Then when I needed to advance my work, I reclamped and knotted it in the new position. I made my warp as long as possible, but it was still a little shorter than I wished. This was fine, since my dad plays with his guitar up above his bellybutton.

The ends are from a cheap guitar strap which I bought just so I could pull it apart. I just removed the original strap and stitched my in place.

So yay, it turned out pretty awesome and much more professional looking than I thought it would.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Link from Legend of Zelda hat on: June 05, 2013 09:55:09 PM
I found a pattern for you.

You could use your tension swatch to adjust the starting number of stitches for whatever head and yarn size you have. If you need to, you could knit it flat and sew it up at the end.

I knitted a hat like this for a friend a few years ago. I made mine a little bigger than his head and felted it slightly.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Is it possible to resize this pattern? on: May 23, 2013 06:50:45 AM
It sure is possible to knit this pattern in other sizes. I made one for a four year old a few years ago.

I made mine with a collar rather than the hood which turned out pretty well. But the hood wouldn't be too hard to include.

I will walk you through it tomorrow when it is less 12am in the morning.
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