Scarlet Kingsnake.

As much as I really don’ like snakes I made another one (not sure I have shown you the first one, though).

I got inspired by some totally irrelevant colour schemes and I think it turned out pretty good.

I first thought about the coral snake  but I also remembered from somewhere it had a rather similar looking ‘friend’. The only differnece in between was that one of them was venomous. After a bit of googleing I found out about the scarlet kingsnake and decided to make it. I looked nice and was not venomous and I could easily make it life-size (if not bigger). They are really tiny!

How you make the differnece is the coral snake (venomous) has yellow between black and the scarlet kingsnake (non-venomous) has black between yellow.

I used Hjertegarn Blend Bamboo yarn in black, Drops Cotton Viscose in dark red and a rather unknown brand of cotton in yellow. Plus the 6mm safety eyes and this time some pipe-cleaners style wires for the filling. I think I used six of some slimmer ones. I braided the ends so they won’t stick out and pushed them in. It’s a bit more stiff than I estimated but It works and can be folded or bended the way you like. I worked it with my 1.75mm hook.

Again, I really don’t like snakes so much but this one turned out quite adorable. Plus the Chinese New year as The Year of Snake is arriving so I think it’s more than appropriate. (:

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Kuigi mulle maod väga ei meeldi, on see juba teine, mille ma valmis olen teinud (ei mäleta, kas Teile esimest üldse näitasin?).

Selle ajendiks oli üks üsna asjasse mittepuutuv värvikombinatsioon, mis viis mõtte esimesena korallmaole.  Samas meenus mulle ka, et on veel üks sarnane madu, kelle nime ma ei mäleta. Erinevus seisnes selles, et üks on mürgine, teine mitte. Googeldasin natuke ja leidsin, tegu loomaga, kelle inglise keelne nimetus on scarlet kingsnake‘. Eesti keeles oleks nagu kuningmadu,  aga selle otsinguga tuli midagi muud.

Tahtsin kindlasti teha mitte-mürgise mao ja seepärast siis otsustasin viimase kasuks. Kuna nad on ka üsna pisikesed, tekkis võimalus teha ta elusuuruses (kui mitte suureamanagi).

Vahet saab neil kahel teha põhiliselt selle järgi, et mürgisel on must kollaste vahel ja mitte-mürgisel kollane mustade vahel, lihtne!

Lõngaks kasutasin Hjertegarn Blend Bamboo musta, Drops Cotton Viscose punast ning üsna tundmatu tootja kollast puuvillast lõnga. Lisasin ka 6mm turvasilmad ning täidiseks panin seekord need pudeliharja-tüüpi traadid, mida erinevateks meisterdamisteks kasutatakse. Kui õigesti mäletan panin 6 sellist lühema karvaga neid kokku, põimisin otsad ja murdsin tagasi, et nad läbi ussi naha ei tuleks ja sutskasin sisse. Tuli välja natuke kangem kui plaanisin, aga saab painutada ja väänata küll.

Heegeldamiseks kasutasin 1.75mm nõela.

Kuigi mulle tõesti päriselus maod väga ei meeldi, tuli ta üsna kift välja lõppkokkuvõttes. Kuna saabumas on ka Hiina uus aasta – mao aasta, siis sobib siia veel eriti hästi. (:

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10 thoughts on “Scarlet Kingsnake.

  1. Ehk on tolle mittemürgise aga väga kena sarlakpunase mustriga mao näol tegemist Kalifornia kuningmaoga. [ ( Lampropeltis getula californiae ). ] või Kaifornia kuningpüütoniga ?
    Aga head uut aastat igatahes, olgu selle mao nimi siis milline tahes !

  2. Ei tea, ei tundu kumbagi moodi. Ladina keelne nimetus on Lampropeltis elapsoides.

    Uus aasta veel tuleb, aga tänud ja head saabuvat minugi poolt! (:

  3. I was wondering where I could find this pattern! I love this snake!!!! And the pipecleaners was a great idea!!!

    1. There, again, really is no pattern. I just started with a circle and continued it without increases, meanwhile making the colour changes. I think the diameter is 18 stitches at most part and for the tail I just started to slowly decrease it when I felt it was long enough. I think one increase in a row until the end. I hope it made some sense? Feel free to ask if you need any help! (: Big thanks! ^^

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