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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Experimenting With Viking Knit & Local Materials

Due to similar content, The Frugal Homestead blog has been merged with Farming in My Fifties. This post can now be found here:


  1. Hello, I'm a new contractor for Titan chains. I was wondering how much pressure you put on the wire when pulling it through. do the loops have to be small or does it matter. I think I'm pulling my loops to tight and my wire is curling and hard to use as I get toward the end. I don't seem to be able to get all the loops to look the same.

  2. So sorry that I didn't respond sooner. I wish I could define this for you put it is really not possible for me to tell you how hard to pull. I use the pliers to pull the wire. You do want the loops small/tight, but not so tight that you have to pry each one up to get the wire behind it. Curly wire is a bear to work with. Try grabbing it, with the pliers, as close to the loop as possible. That might help.
    Inconsistent loop size was a problem for me, too. Practice will help with that as it is a tension problem.