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« on: May 14, 2005 05:53:44 PM »

My husband bought a wool fabric hood to wear with his medieval garb at events, but I wanted to knit my own.  This hood is from a pattern.  Since it is dickie style, I want to modify the pattern, so it will cover the top of the shoulders.  For now I will wear the dickie hood which is modeled by my wonderful hubby. 

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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2005 07:31:59 PM »

That is awesome. My brother has a thing for harbor and such. Maybe I should make him one. Where are these patts available?  Though I think I can figure it out.
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2005 08:47:44 PM »

The pattern is called "Islandia", and I got it from here:  http://www.oknitting.com/patterns_fallwinter.htm  There are sleeves and tassels for the tip of the hood, but I opted for a less contemporary look.  The idea of the hood is pretty simple, but I found the pattern a little difficult to follow.  The designer assumed general knowledge that I do not have.  It seemed to me that some of the knitting and construction steps were missing.  Anyway, I got it all completed, and it gave me ideas for making up a hood my own way.  Hopefully I will finish the second hood fairly soon.

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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2005 08:19:11 AM »


I love this. This would be perfect for checking cows at 3 in the morning when one is not even awake enough to button a shirt let alone find a jacket with a hood to prevent the wind from freezing one's ears off.

I love SCA and whatnot but husband doesn't so now I can combine practicality with my love of anything old and stay warm in the process.

Nice hubby pic btw Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2005 12:41:03 PM »

I have worn my dickie-hood at a couple of events, and it sure does wonders for taking the chill off your ears and shoulders.  Now if I can just get the hubby's hood finished.  I knitting it from wonderful sage green yarn from a thrift store sweater.  Luckily he will let me make garb for him as long as it gets him onto the archery and thrown weapons fields!

I know what you mean about wanting to wear ancient designs in modern life!  I am probably a nut, but I really like Elsabeth Lavold's "Niella" sweater and hood outfit http://carodanfarm.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/product762.html but I cannot justify purchasing the book for only one pattern.  The pattern in the hood looks like it is supposed to mimic the look of studded leather armor.  I may have to inter-library loan this book  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2005 02:40:25 PM »

I heart knitted medival garb.  At Oregon Shakespeare festival they knit or crochet maybe all the chain mail out of leather cord and it looks so real.  Your hood looks great.
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2005 09:22:14 PM »

Hehe...I should start knitting these...

I make chainmaille reproductions for SCA and other type events (I also make belly dancing belts and tops out of chainmaille.)   A nice hood like that would be perfect to go underneath one of my handcrafted chainmaille coifs.  Tongue

IDK...Maybe I should ask them to start a chainmaille section on Craftster.  LOL  Although I don't know how many people consider it a craft.
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2005 05:31:25 AM »

Maille over a hood would make an awesome display!  My first one was quick to knit up since it was just two flat pieces sewn together.  I am fighting with my alterations to the pattern since I am trying to keep the stitch pattern going while I increase for the capelet around the shoulders.  Not all the stitches will match, but I am good with that anyway.

I just did a search in "Trinkets & Jewelry", and lots of chainmaille posts came up.  I have been wanting to learn how to make jewelry from maille, but I have not gotten around to it yet.  There was a fabulous necklace in the latest issue of Bead & Button with a captured pearl maille necklace...maybe it is time for me to learn.

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