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Sunday, August 19, 2012

My Ten Best Viking Knit Tips

Due to similar content, The Frugal Homestead blog has been merged with Farming in My Fifties. This post can now be found here:
http://farminginmyfifties.blogspot.com/2012/08/my-ten-best-viking-knit-tips.html

7 comments:

  1. thank you for your review. I am having so much trouble with my Tatan Chains and was wondering if I just got scammed from the website. Now I know it is just me. I feel more confident I will continue to try.

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    1. Thanks for checking in; I'm glad you found something that was helpful.

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  2. would you consider doing a youtube video on this? i just can't get my chain to start. the wire is so thick and the mandrel is so small.

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    1. I wish I had a quality camera for recording something like this. There are videos on youtube that show the procedure. Just go to youtube and type in "viking knit" or "viking chain". Good luck. I hope you find the help you need.

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  3. Although I have experience with Viking Knit, the mandrel provided by Titan Chains is incredibly small in diameter. I find it difficult to work with. But, the part that I just can't seem to make work is getting the memory wire through the chain. Does anyone have any tips?

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  4. Getting the memory wire through was the most difficult for me, too. Once you get the hang of it, it's not much trouble. Wiggle/spin the bracelet around when it gets stuck. Sometimes you have to pull the memory wire out and start from the other end.
    Titan's help desk might have some more suggestions/tips that will help.

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  5. I found these tips and the wahm forum, to be very insightful and hope that my kit comes in today. I might even sell these at the shows that I do with my chainmaille.

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