|viking knit chain in fine silver|
One of the first jewelry classes I took was how to make a Viking Knit bracelet. I wanted to learn this technique because I love knitting fiber, which let to a bunch of hand-knit free-form sculptures out of copper in college all based on Arline Fisch's classic book Textile Techniques in Metal.
If you love fiber arts, I think you'll enjoy this technique. While I was learning how to do Viking Knit I would take it out to the park during lunchtime and enjoy a meditative half hour with just me and some metal wire. It's highly portable and you can work with either inexpensive copper metal wire or fine silver.
Here's a great tutorial online that I found at Wildflower Designs that describes how to do Viking Knit. Another good resource is this book Great Wire Projects by Irene From Petersen.
Alternatively, you can watch this video about how to make Viking Knit from Blue Kitty Creations by clicking here. Here is Blue Kitty Creations second video on how to finish your Viking Knit project or check out this free download from Beading Daily by designer Kathleen Pierce for other finishing ideas.