Friday, January 18, 2013


It's time for a new Nerd Wars dissertation submission.

Name: TangledThread

Team: Browncoat

Summary: Knit a sweater

Pattern: Armenius

Yarn: Cascade Eco

Swatch: size 6 needles at 4.5 stitches per inch

Category: Encyclopedia

I appreciate the intertwining designs of Viking carvings and the balance of line they used in their work. I especially enjoy their rune carvings in stone and wood along with their metalworking. wonderful photoblog here and I want to knit a sweater in that aesthetic. The knot-work in the pattern reflects that style.

The Old Norse noun víking refers to an expedition overseas. It occurs in Viking Age runic inscriptions and in later medieval writings in set expressions such as the phrasal verb fara í víking "to go on an expedition" In later texts such as the Icelandic sagas, the phrase "to go viking" implies participation in raiding activity or piracy, and not simply seaborne missions of trade and commerce

Team tie-in: The Serenity crew is on an expedition of their own. In the episode The Train Job they leave their normal trade of commerce to do some Viking style raiding when they heist the goods from the mining colony Paradiso.

The sweater style is one that the Paradiso Sheriff would wear in his off duty hours.

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