How much wire do I need for a Viking knit necklace?

What is Viking knit?

“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 do you make a wire chain?

Making wire loops

  1. Take your chosen wire. This could be silver, copper, or silver plated wire. …
  2. Now take your round nosed pliers. Grip the end of the wire with your pliers and twist until a loop is formed. …
  3. Form a figure of eight. …
  4. Perfect your loops. …
  5. Just keep making loops. …
  6. Hammer the loops you’ve created.
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