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Unsupported Viking Knit 1: The Rope
Iris
Instructor: Iris Sandkuhler
Technique(s): Wirework
Level: Intermediate
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Using only two elements, an awl and sterling wire, we will explore the technique of fashioning a rope out of metal. This self-supported “knitted” form is flexible and comfortable to wear. It also offers a terrific surface for easy embellishment. This Viking Knit is not done on a dowel or an allen wrench. Iris teaches it unsupported which lends itself to more freeform work.

Total Class Running Time: 54 minutes.
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Great class! I liked the thoroughness of explanation on every aspect from the tools to the different awls and steel brush. I especially loved how you added the beads and ended the bracelet.. I plan to make more Viking knit bracelets. You made it less scary. Since this class is Viking Knit 1, will there be a 2? I hope so!
06/13/2015
Pam
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Amazing! I am going to try this in copper since I have a ready supply. I love the look! Hope to see another class on incorporating stones into the knit. My father used to make nylon mooring lines for his boat with a special method he designed that gave it some stretch. I will knit this with memories of him and give it to my daughter for Christmas. She misses her grandpa. Thank you for sharing here!
08/28/2015
Terry