How to make viking knit chain

June 5, 2009 at 7:24 pm 8 comments


 Good Viking Knit Tutorial Links

Check out the list of informative links below, 24 to 26 gauge soft wire seems to be the most popular type used. 

Viking knit chain/trichinopoly history

Viking Chain Knitting

Viking Chain Knitting Page 2

Viking Chain Knitting Page 3

Viking Chain Knitting Page 4

Viking Chain Knitting Page 5

Perfect Finish – Free Projects – Beading Daily

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 Viking Knit Chain Video’s

YouTube – Viking Knit Chain Making,1979,DIY_45263,00.html


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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nicole  |  November 10, 2009 at 10:26 am

    This page was very useful! Thank you!

  • 2. badkitty  |  March 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Does anybody have a good tutorial for making the coiled end caps for the viking knit bracelets? Also, who is a good supplier of sterling silver braclet end caps?


    Please email me at is you have any ideas.


  • 3. Alix Peshette  |  April 19, 2010 at 2:12 am

    I love doing viking knit but haven’t found a really good way to join on new wire as I work. This results in little poking ends once I draw the knit through the draw plate. Any suggestions to keep the ends from poking the wearer?


    • 4. jewellerymaker  |  April 20, 2010 at 5:13 pm

      Hi, Alex

      Use end cones, look up, under “supplies”, and type in “end cones” then you’ll see a variety of designs for sale.
      you can also get them from other jewellery suppliers online,depending which country you live in.

      Finishing off the end is just a matter of adding a 20 gauge wire to the ends and securing all the stitches. Then use the 20 gauge through a cone or bead to hide the ends. Prepare the chain for use, clip and remove the starter loops and extend the end of the wire out to make loops, hooks or feed through a decorative end cap to hide the not-so-pretty ends.

  • 5. Nancy 1951  |  June 1, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Heather Ferman has a pretty good price on the end caps.

  • 6. Carol  |  June 24, 2010 at 2:10 am

    Always across on top of your “ends” when adding on. Also the more petals on the dowel, ie. 5 or 6 the more tucked in the ends will be.

  • 7. Clara S. Russell  |  February 13, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Thanks for the advice! I love making “a href=””>silver jewellery for my family, this is my hobby.

  • 8. Shantae  |  January 31, 2015 at 8:42 am

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