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Aluminium Pangolin Knit Gloves by CraftyMutt Aluminium Pangolin Knit Gloves by CraftyMutt
This is one of my favourite commissions, a design requested by :iconaviatorfox: for part of a pangolin costume, and I really recommend a trip through her tumblr to meet all sorts of wonderful characters and all kinds of beautiful art!
PLEASE NOTE: This bronze colour has been discontinued so there will never be another pair like it. There are new bronze scales, however they are generally brighter and more brown, if that makes any sense (this old bronze is more metallic).

In response to questions: if you'd like to learn how to make stuff like this check out the Scale Mail Tutorial Page for a free tutorial on a super simple to add scales and any feedback you can give to improve it is massively appreciated :D there's even a pattern for sale now as well as the free tutorial!

I personally really like this sandy yarn I got in for it, and using the new style bronze scales were great to use since I've been unable to get hold of any bronze scales for ages! Due to the nature of variegated yarn the colour of the yarn bit up the wrists will vary between pairs, and doesn't even match within the pair, but they look more natural that way :)

Want a custom made pair of your own design? Custom scale orders can be taken through CraftyMutt's Etsy through purchasing one of the standard custom orders or sending a message about something even more special like having scales all round the wrist!
You can alternatively order your own basic custom pair and find out even more information at CraftyMutt's Scale Mail Page where you'll see links to the information I need to make your own unique personally designed gauntlets and pouches :)
You can also see CraftyMutt on Facebook for more pictures, updates on what I'm doing and general crafty stuff!

BIGGER EDIT:
WHAT DID I EVEN, 5000 VIEWS?
I've been uploading stuff here for years and never had a reaction like this, or even thought I'd ever attract a reaction like this! I don't know what to do, I'm trying to keep up with comments and questions but I can only just manage only for ones with specific questions or ideas that I can reply to!
Can I just put here a blanket thanks to everyone who's favourited and commented so kindly!
EVERYBODY IS SO AWESOME THANK YOU
If I had the time and money I would knit you all a pair of gloves, but I can barely keep up with the few orders I already have so maybe someday if I get rich and famous and earn enough money to never work again you should take me up on that offer! (I'll advertise here if that happens)
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:iconlyingsage:
LYINGSAGE Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH MY GOD, this never even occured to me. You just opened up a whole new knitting door!!
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Franci-Cornejo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
<font><font>¿Cómo se hace la escama de dragón?</font></font>
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:iconcandycrasher:
Candycrasher Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Thats cool
I think I will try some of my own
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AKKerani Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
These are super epic.  Congratulations!
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LPSlover722 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey!
You used the color Bronze, right? :)
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ImagineDuke Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
sori i was mistake for the link

imagineduke.deviantart.com/art…
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Bee047 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is just amazing!! Being warm and armored! Soooo perfect for Medieval role playing in our windy winter we have in Canada! Heart Heart Heart 
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alucard-draculea Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Woah, these are EXREMELY cool!!!
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alucard-draculea Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
uhm, i meant "exTremely"^^
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:iconcraftymutt:
CraftyMutt Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
I'm so dyslexic I didn't even notice until you pointed it out XD
Thanks!
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BeadedGreenLizard Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
want
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knittywitty Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You have over 10,000 views now, and you deserve every single one. Now I admit that I have absolutely no idea what 'pangolin' is, but this piece attracts me anyway, and here's why:
1. Scale-work. I fall for it every time.
2. Knitting! I'm a knitter too!
3. Natural colors. While outrageous, brilliant colors are nice, the bronze is so much more practical and pretty in it's own way.
4. It's beautiful.
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aviatorfox Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I Commissioned these gloves for my LARP character who is a pangolin woman. These gloves are amazing and have held up through rigorous combat and terrible weather! Thank you for being so flexible with the design and I think they portray the arms of my character perfectly! A+
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blamesam09 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! I saw this picture as I was browsing the artwork and this is just amazing. I'm a knitter myself and I'm just astounded. I've never seen anything like this before. A stunning job well done.
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Dragongirl7256 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
omg i want oneee
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chemistdikauna Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is sooooo beautifulll..... im in love with the scales look like... :D
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:iconnekocho:
Nekocho Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
So much want flows through my veins right now!
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:iconfunkyfroglet:
FunkyFroglet Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Hehe I'm going to make my own (: Can't wait :D
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:iconpatricio-mora:
Patricio-Mora Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
it's absolutely awesome
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:iconbesa1:
besa1 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist
I LOVE THIS! I WISH I COULD HAVE THE SAME! XDD
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:iconaaammmsterdddam:
aaammmsterdddam Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Oh, awesome!
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:iconarrancar00:
Arrancar00 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
halloween is coming man i want that to go with my cosplay im creating..thats so epic
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Archduke-Yuatja Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sold!!! That is so awesome!! I just got back into my obsession of knitting! Thanks for the reference sites! Just bought 300 scales!
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SoulSerppent Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow awesome
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
So... Awesoooome..
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S17s17 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
I'd fight monsters in those. And by fight monsters I mean do classwork xD
Awesome gloves bro!
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Kailani-e Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
THAT IS AWESOME!
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DeSomnium Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Ahhh I want to make something like this!
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:iconbansheex9:
BansheeX9 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
so cool!
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:iconnekozumi:
Nekozumi Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
OH MY GOSH :wow:

i wish i had this :heart: w :heart:
it look simply amazing !!!!!!!
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SurpriseGoat Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Who took the photo? XD
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CraftyMutt Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
I had spent about ten minutes trying to take a photo with my chin before I realised it really doesn't work, so I shouted for help and got someone else living in my halls to take it for me XD
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SurpriseGoat Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Multitasking is never as fun and awesome as it sounds. I've had many failed attempts at trying to read, walk,and tie my shoes at the same time. No matter what anyone may tell you, falling face-first down a hill is no fun, especially when you have a book tucked under your chin.

Anyway, the gloves are really cool. Knitting is one of the many things I've never got the hang of, so these are really impressive!
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CheshFire Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012   General Artist
Sweet!!! I'm totally going to use this for a warrior costume! Someday... >.>
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UltraRodimus Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Oh wow. What would something like this cost to commission?
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:iconcraftymutt:
CraftyMutt Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
This pair are my 30 length, but I do other too. See craftymutt's etsy for the other length options and postage rates!
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UltraRodimus Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
^_^;;; I can't convert that into USD or Canadian dollars. The link says that page doesn't exist >>

I love scale maille, so I would absolutely love a pair of these if I could afford them.
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CraftyMutt Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Oops, sorry - I wrote the comment on my phone because I went out and just hoped the link would work! Hopefully this one will work, and the good thing about Etsy is it will give you all the exact prices in your own choice of currency, so it's more accurate than I can tell you :)
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UltraRodimus Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
^_^ That link works. I love the look of the flame-colored one.
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:iconpuppyakamaru:
PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WHOA! As a fellow knitter, these are too badass!
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:iconukthara:
UkThara Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
I really really like this!
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artisvast Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
wow dope!
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:iconcheshiretails:
Cheshiretails Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I WANT SOME SOOO BADDD <33
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Amber1142 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Writer
Best gloves ever! I soooooooooo wish i thought of making that first when i first started making my own gloves >.>
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RotmetX Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
you can make a full armor with this right?... lol it would be a lot of work
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:iconzaboo17:
zaboo17 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Those are so cool!
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xtremetrmpt5 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Holy moly, these are awesome!
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:iconroosjoy:
Roosjoy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Ahw damn how I qwould like to learn this XD
So beautiful!
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SafetyPinKing Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
awesome job dragonborn
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