How did the Vikings knit?

Did the Vikings have knitting?

Nålbinding was used during the Viking-age of 793–1066 AD in Scandinavia before knitting and crochet were known.

What is Viking knitting?

“Viking Knitting” refers to an ancient technique of circular wire weaving that forms a loop and then is stretched. It’s not knitting the way we usually think of it (using two needles) but actually entails weaving sculptural chains from fine-gauge metal wire.

How did the Vikings weave?

The weaving industry in Anglo-Saxon and Viking England was huge, for it’s time. Saxon and Viking women, and in all likelihood men, were very skilled at cloth making. Raw flax and wool was spun into yarn, this was then dyed or bleached, woven into cloth and then cut and sewn into the garments their families needed.

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