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.
When did nalbinding start?
The earliest example of nalbinding is from Israel and dates to 6,000 BC. This craft has many names: needle-binding, net-less knotting, naalbinding etc.
How did Vikings make socks?
A woollen sock recovered at Coppergate was made using a technique known in Scandinavia as nålebinding; in English we call it knotless netting, looped-needle netting or single-needle knitting.