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.

Did Vikings know how do you knit?

Nålbinding was used during the Viking-age of 793–1066 AD in Scandinavia before knitting and crochet were known. This was an effective method for them to create sturdy, serviceable garments.

Is crocheting or knitting better?

Pros: You use one hook rather than two needles, meaning fewer tools to drop or lose. Once you’ve learned the basics, many people find crocheting easier than knitting because you don’t have to move the stitches back and forth between needles. Crocheting is less likely to unravel by mistake than knitting is.

How old is knitting?

The Early Origins



The Historian Richard Rutt conservatively suggests that knitting originated in Egypt between 500 and 1200 A.D.. An independent researcher, Rudolf Pfister, discovered some fragments of knitted fabric in Eastern Syria.

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