A customer of mine recently requested a special piece - one in a thicker gauge - fit for a man. In stainless steel too! With a challenge like that I just couldn't resist! So I documented a little along the way. Here is my journey. . . .
|I start by creating a three-loop "cast-on". Then wrapping |
the wire with the aid of a mandrel. In this case I like to use
a 10 mm size. I also prefer a plastic mandrel - it seems to be easier to
|Here you can see that I'm using the double viking knit technique.|
I loop the wire behind the second loop above the row I am
This is something I've started doing for my own reference. I take notes of the starting size and materials, and the corresponding results after using the draw plates. Why? Because each "knitter" can come up with their own results depending on the tension they use when pulling the wire. Also, I can duplicate my results if I desire to make the same necklace again. Ironically, after making this note, I found I had to decrease the size of the viking knit by pulling it through the draw plate one more time, which changed the diameter & length - but only very slightly. I was happy that it needed to go through one more time. I believe the more compressed the knitted rope becomes, the more beautiful it becomes!
I trimmed the ends to the desired length and affixed the end-caps
that included the ring, and voila!!!! A necklace fit for a Viking!!!!
Thanks for following me on this Viking Knit journey!!
As always, have fun!!!