Also called “Viking Chain Netting” and “Viking Weaving”, this jewelry technique is done with neither knitting needles nor a loom, but instead with thin wire on a stick! Examples of these chains have been found in various archeological sites in Scandinavia dating back to the 8th century A.D. 

Viking Knitting Kit

Wire color
  • Authentic, ancient craft

     This technique can be used to make necklaces, bracelets and earrings. The chain looks exquisite and complicated, but the process is simple and straightforward. This is a great portable handicraft you can do on the bus or plane.


    To complete this project, you will need a draw-plate. These are very easy to make if you have any woodworking skills whatsoever, and the description of making the draw-plate is included in the 8 page instructional booklet. If, on the otherhand, you would like to own a hand-crafted red birch draw plate, they are available in the product list on this site!

  • Video instruction available on Taproot Video!

    This kit comes with an 8 page full-color booklet, which will teach you exactly how to make the necklace or bracelet. If you choose, there is also a video class available for purchase (as a DVD, or streaming) on the Instructor's Co-op website; Taproot Video.

  • This kit includes:

    • 15 yds wire (many colors available)
    • bending mandrel 
    • 8 pg. full color handout 
    • end caps 
    • closure findings

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