Sunday, April 20, 2008

Chain Knitting

My son enjoys making things too. His craft is not necessarily fiber related but I would call his craft a type of “knitting”…….chainmail knitting. It is made of galvanized steel which he has rolled into coils on a rod machine my husband made. He stretches the coils out slightly and snips each circle with wire cutters. With plyers he connects the circular rings together in a pattern.

He has been diligently making a chain mail shirt since February (2 months) for a friend and has finally finished it. Here are the wonderful results. It look great on him, The friend liked it too.

Cool Isn't it?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a great project. Gary always wanted to do that but he never got any farther than a couple of links. It looks really great.