Viking knit basics
Viking knit is made up of a series of loops that intersect each other. There are three parts to a Viking knit weave: the loop, the cross, and the rung (figure 1). When working single-loop Viking knit, the working wire always goes behind the loop where the wire crosses in the previous row, which places the new loops below the loops in the previous row (figure 2).
If you are right-handed, you will make counterclockwise loops. If you are left-handed, you will make clockwise loops. The instructions for this project are for right-handed weaving.
Straighten the wire as much as possible between your fingers, and keep the tip of the working wire straight to get under the loops. Work with the natural curve of the wire, forming large circles that you can then pull into tighter loops.