Knit Like A Viking

Tools for viking knit, and the finished bracelet. 

Turns out that  vikings, in addition to sailing and getting ready for operas,  also liked to knit. Or at least knit things that they could turn into weapons, but we'll ignore that.  Here are the highlights of a class at knitting camp where I learned the ancient technique of viking knit. 

 

First you wrap wire around a dowel to make a bracelet-y thing. 

And then you have the fun of pulling it through the holes in the board. Just like a talented third grader, but with sharp tools. 

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And after some practice, you can make things like this. At least, that's my my teacher says. 

Learn more about viking knit here