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Antique Pattern Library Catalog. ARCknitting.pdf. ARCknitting. HOMEMADE OUTDOOR GEAR. Manual of work garment manufacture; : Union special machine company. [from old catalog] Gear and Resources for Long Distance Hikers. Here is a fairly basic backpack for those outdoor types who wouldn't mind making their own gear and go through the trouble of putting their hands (and feet) to work with scissors and a sewing machine.

Gear and Resources for Long Distance Hikers

For the sake of simplicity, I'll dub our project as the LAB (for Lightweight Adventure Backpack). This actually came into being after I constructed the "van Peski" pack or the GVP G4 pack posted at a site some time ago. And yeah, I was able to download a copy of the instructions and diagrams. Unfortunately, the site is currently unavailable and I believe the authors are updating and rewriting the instructions. I had great success with the van Peski pack project, in fact I have already made three of them with each subsequent model sporting improvements in comfort and utility. The LAB has a capacity of about 1800 cu in which is ideal for a sub multi-day lightweight backpacking trip.

To help us organize our gear there are two zippered pockets sewn on the lid. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Reclaiming yarn from a thrift store sweater. ***Warning*** This is a very photo-heavy post!

Reclaiming yarn from a thrift store sweater

Since starting my blog, a few people have shown interest in learning how to recycle sweaters for the yarn. I spent the weekend working on a tutorial! On Friday, I went to our local Salvation Army and struck gold. Five sweaters. The teal sweater on top is a cotton/ramie blend, the green, pink and light blue sweater are all a blend of wool/angora and nylon and the darker blue sweater is merino.

I chose to use the darker blue one for this tutorial because it was the smoothest yarn and was a little thicker than the rest. The first thing you need to do is turn the sweater inside out and remove all the labels. This is a good seam. This is a BAD/serged seam. I like to call these pieces the zip cords. This was the hardest picture to take for this tutorial! Begin taking your sweater apart!

Ta-da!!! Stitch 'n Bitch: Find a Knitting Group Knitting Club or Start Your Own - New York. Spring+Summer 2013. Vogue Knitting. A knit and crochet community. Patterns to Make a Cloak - All the resources to construct this garment: The Garb Index. This pattern creates a 5 foot long semi-circular cloak with optional hood and capelet.

Patterns to Make a Cloak - All the resources to construct this garment: The Garb Index

Aíbell ingen Dairmata A pattern and detailled instructions for a rectangular cloak Mike Horrill A pattern and detailled instructions for a fitted cloak Mike Horrill This pattern is a little more complex that the basic rectangular pattern but is said to produce a very nice cloak without too much effort. Mike Horrill An overview of cloaks and how to make them Dawn Duperault Description of making and wearing a brat (rectangular cloak), a celtic/ gaelic item. Gwen Morse (Eachna) Brief instructions for all 4 of the major cloak types (rectangular, half-round, tailored and full-circle) Kelly M Vogt Discussion of how to make the various circular cloaks Tempus Peregrinator Overview of how to make a short fitted cloak Tempus Peregrinator Discussion of how to make rectangular cloaks Tempus Peregrinator Is your site listed here, but you don't want to continue hosting it?

Read more about The Cloak What is this? How to Make a Hooded Cape / Cloak.