Viking Knit, also known as trichinopoly, has been found in archaeological sites in Scandinavia and the British Isles dating back as far as the 8th century, the time of the Vikings. There is little information to be found about the Viking Knit since few have chronicled it, but it is known that the stitch was used to make bracelets, trim on clothing, and other decorative items by the Vikings. Presently, we use it in similar ways making necklaces, rings, bracelets, trim or edging on a shirt, and other unique apparel decor. Check out our classes Dec. 10th. You learn to make a beautiful, unique bracelet that is filled with history! After that, let your mind run wild with ideas. Some people prefer to stay to to the stitch's historical roots while others like to update the look with colorful beads.
Here is my project below, I wanted to make sure I had everything and pulling leather with the Viking Knit would work in the draw plates I had for the class. It was great fun and really easy. I am excited to try new things using different wires.