What type of wire is used for crocheting?
The best gauge of wire for use in crochet work is 28 gauge wire. 30 gauge is also good, and more like thread, but it is more delicate and tends to break if overworked. 26 gauge wire is good for use in “spines” for bracelets and larger pieces of jewelry.
What is 26 gauge wire?
|GAUGE||SWG DIAMETER (Inches)||AWG DIAMETER (Inches)|
|22 Gauge Wire||0.0280 in||0.0253 in|
|24 Gauge Wire||0.0220 in||0.0201 in|
|26 Gauge Wire||0.0180 in||0.0159 in|
|28 Gauge Wire||0.0148 in||0.0126 in|
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.