Dear Janet Yang
My wife has done a lot of viking knit (I’m too lazy and have not got
the patience for it) in sterling and in .935 silver and about 10
years ago I gave her a DIY necklace in 8 karat yellow gold, which she
found quite springy. She has later done several necklaces and
bracelets in 14 karat YG, using wire diameters of 0,4, 0,45 and 0,5
mm and has no problem using ordinary annealed wire. On shows, where I
exhibit her viking knitwork, the public often believe that her work
is industrially made chain . So, I’m quite sure that Irene
From Petersen is absolutely wrong about the needed working
properties of wire for viking knitwork.
By the way, where does the word ‘trichinopoly’ derive from?
According to my ‘Oxford English Reference’ it is a town in Tamil
Nadu, Southern India.
Niels from wintery Bornholm, Denmark